ERIC Number: ED187947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Industrial Arts in the Elementary School: Education for a Changing Society. Reprint. ACESIA Monograph 8.
Hoots, William R., Jr., Ed.
This report of the National Conference on Elementary School Industrial Arts (ESIA) (1969-70) deals with the nature of industrial arts in the elementary school, different approaches and requirements for its implementation, and ways of meeting and solving problems. Section 1 defines ESIA. In section 2 a discussion of philosophical bases shows how industrial arts offers activities enhancing the learning process through concrete experiences, thought processes, learning processes, personal abilities, self concepts, and world of work. Section 3 identifies several approaches to ESIA, including limited classroom, comprehensive classroom, laboratory, traveling teacher, mobile laboratory, central laboratory, and summer school enrichment programs. Leadership characteristics and responsibilities of a national commission, state-level directors of ESIA, and local-level industrial arts specialists are listed in section 4. Section 5 discusses essential components of preservice and inservice teacher education programs--philosophical basis, technological content, tool and material exposure, environment for learning, opportunity to apply learning with children, involvement of resource persons and community resources (physical and human), techniques of gaining administrative involvement, and program evaluation. Eighteen recommendations for teacher education are listed. Section 6 lists persons in the educational professions, public, and industry to whom dissemination of information concerning ESIA should be directed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Consultants, Elementary Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Arts Teachers, Information Dissemination, Inservice Teacher Education, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Specialists
Dr. Keith Blankenbaker, ACESIA Publications Chairperson, 190 West 19th St., The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210 ($1.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council for Elementary School Industrial Arts, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents see CE 025 660-664.