ERIC Number: ED219283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-18
Reference Count: 0
What Extent Are Current New York State High School Electronics Programs Preparing Students with the Competencies Necessary for Employment in the Electronics Field Based on Industrial Demands in the Greater Rochester Area.
Gates, Earl Dwight
Since there are no clearly defined set of priorities on which to base a program of study in secondary school electronics, this study determined to what extent New York State high school electronics programs are preparing students with the technical competencies, knowledge, and equipment orientation necessary for employment in the electronics field based on industrial demands in the greater Rochester (New York) area. Data were collected by a questionnaire (developed for the study) from a stratified sample of electronics industries in the Rochester area. Data analysis indicates that the goals/priorities of current electronics programs are not reflecting changes in industry, which desires graduates who can troubleshoot, make measurements with test equipment (especially oscilloscopes), solder, and have a strong preparation in practical electronics applications. In comparing data to one school's curriculum, a discrepancy was found between what industry considers as essential skills/knowledge and what is being taught, indicating that the curriculum needs to be modified to prepare students with competencies needed for employment. Supporting documentation (including questionnaire) is included in nine appendices. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: New York (Rochester)
Note: Master's Thesis, State University of New York, Oswego.