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ERIC Number: ED034022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 174
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Contribution of Industrial Arts to the Understanding of Industry Possessed by Secondary School Students.
Spencer, Albert Glenn
Ascertaining the extent to which the objective, "understanding of industry," was being achieved in public secondary schools was the purpose of this study. Nine schools which offered industrial arts were randomly selected and nine schools which did not offer industrial arts were selected to form a comparison group. The Industrial Understanding Test, constructed by the researcher, was administered to a group of 430 Grade 11 boys in non-industrial arts schools and 357 Grade 11 boys in schools which offered industrial arts. The groups were compared by means of t-tests for significance of difference between means. The conclusions were: (1) Students who had studied industrial arts scored significantly higher on the Industrial Understanding Test than students who had not, (2) Students who had five or more semesters of industrial arts had a greater degree of understanding than the students with less experience in industrial arts, and (3) Students whose industrial arts teachers ranked the "understanding of industry" objective higher in a list of eight objectives scored significantly higher on the test than students whose teachers ranked the objective lower. This D.Ed. dissertation was submitted to The University of Missouri. (GR)
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