ERIC Number: ED025621
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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State Prepared Industrial Arts Resource Material: Their Status, Preparation, and Effectiveness.
Koonce, Tommy Ray
The purpose of this study was to ascertain (1) the current status of professionally prepared industrial arts resource materials, (2) the effectiveness of these materials, and (3) the process of professional interaction involved in preparation of resource materials. Resource materials were collected by the researcher and analyzed and ranked by three professionals. Other data were collected by questionnaire from 1,288 teachers and 48 persons from state departments. Some of the findings are; (1) Over one-half of the states had definite plans to publish or revise materials, (2) About 20 states distribute materials free to teachers, (3) State department personnel recommended that teachers modify state-prepared materials to the local situation, (4) A majority of teachers develop their own materials, and few use out-of-state materials, (5) Over 90 percent of the teachers in states which prepare materials found the materials inappropriate for direct classroom use, (6) Over 50 percent of the teachers indicated a need for publication sections treating state services to local programs, references and teaching aids, the role of industrial arts in education, and safety, and (7) More value was placed on these materials by experienced teachers and by teachers who held master's degrees than by beginning teachers and teachers who held bachelor's degrees. (EM)
Descriptors: Agency Role, Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation Criteria, Industrial Arts, Instructional Materials, Material Development, National Surveys, Publications, Questionnaires, Resource Materials, State Curriculum Guides, State Departments of Education, State Programs, Teacher Attitudes
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