ERIC Number: ED189407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Contemporary Concepts of Industrial Arts as Perceived by Teachers and Teacher Educators in Oklahoma.
Stacy, John Roger
A study determined the opinions of industrial arts teachers relative to the curriculum content reflected in the state plan, A Guide for Industrial Arts Education in Oklahoma. Data were gathered by a mail opinionnaire sent to all full-time industrial arts teachers from the elementary through university level. They were analyzed by (1) chi-square and Fisher's exact probability tests to compare categorical responses within groups as determined by seven hypotheses, (2) a weighted ranking technique to determine placement of topics within job clusters, (3) a matched pair analysis to determine opinions about administrators' views of industrial arts, and (4) a comparison of mean responses to analyze opinions from industrial arts teachers. The conclusion reached was that although significant differences were detected among opinions of teachers in various categories of characteristics, the teachers generally agreed with the curriculum content reflected in the state plan, and that preservice and inservice training focusing on the content and implementation of the cluster/exploration approach to industrial arts should be provided for teachers and administrators. (The opinionnaire and additional data tables are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Curriculum, Curriculum Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Arts Teachers, Industrial Education, Instructional Innovation, Occupational Clusters, Postsecondary Education, State Curriculum Guides, Statewide Planning, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City. Div. of Vocational-Technical Education.
Identifiers: Guide for Industrial Arts Education in Oklahoma; Oklahoma
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