ERIC Number: ED389920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
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Nebraska Industrial Technology Education Teachers Identify the Equipment Their Students Use.
Rogers, George E.
A study asked 287 industrial technology education (ITE) teachers in Nebraska to identify what equipment was being used by ITE students. It also compared ITE equipment usage with regard to school type and school size. The response rate was 59.2 percent (n=170). Findings indicated the drill press and band saw were the most widely used pieces of equipment by Nebraska's seventh- and eighth-grade ITE students. Eighth graders from middle/junior high schools indicated the highest seventh- and eighth-grade usage. Robot arm usage was notably higher for eighth-grade students from middle/junior high schools. Comparing the use of equipment by eighth-grade ITE students by school size showed again that the drill press and band saw were the most widely used. An examination of high school ITE equipment usage noted that the drill press was the most widely used by all grades (10, 11, and 12) and both types of high schools (senior high and junior-senior high). Generally, equipment had a higher use percentage at the junior-senior high schools than at the senior high schools, except for the volt-ohm meter. Equipment such as the drill press, band saw, table saw, grinder, jointer, radial arm saw, disc sander, wood lathe, arc welder, and oxygen-acetylene welder were still widely used by Nebraska's ITE students. Schools with fewer than 759 students had a higher percentage of ITE equipment usage than the larger schools. (Fifteen data tables are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Denver, CO, December 1995).