ERIC Number: ED029104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Industrial Arts Education: Purposes, Program, Facilities, Instruction, Supervision.
American Council of Industrial Arts Supervisors, Washington, DC.
Industrial arts education is designed specifically to help prepare individuals for meeting the requirements of a technological culture. It is an integral part of education from kindergarten through higher education which provides representative experiences in industrial skills and processes. This planned program requires special facilities which may be of these major types: unit, limited general, or comprehensive general school shops. These are selected to match the objectives of the instructional program. Such instruction is more commonly offered by regular elementary classroom teachers and specialized secondary teachers. The content of courses are presented according to levels for each major area of industrial arts. These levels are typically represented as Level I, Introductory; Level II, Basic; Level III, Intermediate; and Level IV, Advanced; and they represent levels of performance as well as knowledge complexity. Supervisors of industrial arts are concerned with one basic objective, that is, the improvement of instruction. This is accomplished by stimulating, guiding, assisting, and leading teachers to evaluate their attitudes, practices, educational activities, and teacher procedures. A list of members of the American Council of Industrial Arts Supervisors is included. (EM)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Industrial Arts, Instruction, Program Descriptions, School Supervision, Secondary Education, Supervision
American Industrial Arts Association, National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Industrial Arts Association, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council of Industrial Arts Supervisors, Washington, DC.