ERIC Number: ED023812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Educational Planning for an Emerging Occupation; A Summary Report of a Research Project in Electromechanical Technology.
Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.
The first stage of this research project consisted of (1) an in-plant study of electro-mechanical technician operations to determine what skills and knowledge combinations are required, (2) in-depth interviews with administrative and supervisory personnel in 26 selected industrial organizations geographically distributed from New England to California, and (3) a measure of the quantitative need for technicians with electro-mechanical training through a survey of 93 organizations employing technicians who work with both electrical and mechanical devices and systems. The second stage of the project incorporated known principles of technical curriculum design with the findings of the field study to develop a proposed curriculum providing the unique requirements for the electro-mechanical technician. The curriculum plan differs significantly from any known technical education program and incorporates a number of ideas which resulted directly from the suggestions made by employers. It calls for new combinations of course work, facilities, and instructional procedures that differ in many respects from those in single technology instruction programs. The curriculum is presented as a 2-year program including courses in the areas of electro-mechanics, physics, electricity-electronics, mechanics, math and general education. (HC)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.