ERIC Number: ED220265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Science and Engineering Technician Curriculum Development Project. Final Report.
Mowery, Donald R.; Wolf, Lawrence J.
Project SET (Science and Engineering for Technicians) developed a series of study guides designed to teach generic science and engineering skills to students interested in becoming technicians. An entire 2-year curriculum is encompassed by these guides, geared for 2-year college students. Described in this final report are the project's rationale, goals, and activities (curriculum design and trial implementation), study guide production, dissemination activities, and evaluation activities. Appendices include Advisory Committee list, Cooperating Colleges list, SET Study Guide Contents, and Summary Evaluation Findings/Recommendations by Karen C. Cohen. Topics of study guide lists include algebraic/trigonometric equations; analog/digital electronics; chemical science/technology; computer/calculator techniques; calculus; electronic components, transducers, and basic circuits; functions, analytic geometry, and statistics; electronic instrumentation; materials/fabrication methods; writing organization/expression; physics of electromagnetic optical and solid state systems; physics of mechanical gaseous/fluid systems; and science/engineering graphics. Instruments used and complete results of pre- and post-surveys of teachers and students are provided in the summary evaluation appendix. Results indicate that although the study guides were well received there was no indication that they can be used in self-study or stand-alone fashion. (Author/JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Florissant Valley, MO.
Identifiers: Science Education Research