ERIC Number: ED032421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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An Experimental Comparison of the Effects of a Film Slide-Audio Tape and a Printed Brochure on Factors Related to a Career in Industrial Arts Teaching.
Young, William H.
To compare the relative effectiveness of a film slide-audio tape and a printed brochure as a means of conveying information and influencing student attitudes relative to industrial arts teaching as a career choice, and to identify those concepts and factors which can most effectively be presented by each method, an experiment was conducted utilizing a population of 126 11th-grade boys in six central Missouri public high schools. Pre- and Post-tests of knowledge and attitudes indicated no significant difference between the effects of the two methods. All students had significantly more favorable attitudes and a significant increase in knowledge. Both experimental treatments had lasting effects; the post-measures for both attitude and knowledge were secured 30 days following the treatments. Regardless of presentation method, students appear to be interested in career information which describes the occupation, reports the opportunities and advantages of the career, explains the subject matter, the working conditions and the type of work involved in the occupation, and describes the educational requirements and programs at the college or university. It was concluded that students exposed to career information will be more likely to enroll in educational programs leading to careers in industrial arts teaching. (DM)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Attitude Measures, Bibliographies, Career Guidance, Career Opportunities, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Experiments, Grade 11, High School Students, Industrial Arts Teachers, Males, Occupational Information, Slides, Study Guides, Tape Recordings
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