ERIC Number: ED224904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Iowa High School Curriculum Project. Report on Phase I: A Descriptive Study.
Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Industrial Education.
The Iowa High School Curriculum Project was initiated to improve secondary industrial arts programs in Iowa. Phase I of the project addressed the following objectives: (1) completion of a review of courses, topics, concepts, skills, and attitudes currently taught and considered desirable to teach in secondary industrial arts programs; (2) prioritization of these factors for subsequent development of instructional modules and materials; (3) development and description of criteria for use in the creation of instructional modules appropriate to the secondary industrial arts curriculum; and (4) dissemination of descriptions of current industrial arts programs found to exemplify the goals, objectives, content, and instruction desired in the high school industrial arts curriculum. To accomplish these goals, researchers conducted a comprehensive review of literature pertaining to industrial arts curriculum development. In addition, they administered three surveys to Iowa industrial arts teachers to assess the basic concepts existing throughout industrial arts curricula and to identify courses and topics currently taught by Iowa industrial arts teachers. Recommendations emerging from the study included calls for reduced emphasis on semi-skilled trades and crafts, coverage of all major components of industry, and articulation of industrial arts instruction with other secondary subject areas. (Appendixes include state guidelines, textbook categorization, survey instruments and analysis of results, and discussion papers.) (MN)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, High Schools, Industrial Arts, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Material Development, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, State Programs, State Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Univ. of Science and Technology, Ames. Dept. of Industrial Education.
Identifiers: Iowa; Iowa High School Curriculum Project