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ERIC Number: ED043745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 125
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An Investigation of Attitudes held by Industrial Arts Educators Toward the Question of a Uniform Nationwide Curriculum for Industrial Arts.
Carter, P. John
To determine the attitudes of industrial arts educators throughout the nation toward a more uniform nationwide curriculum for industrial arts, an opinionnaire was completed by 130 of 150 selected industrial arts department chairmen of colleges and universities, by 36 of the 50 state industrial arts supervisors or consultants, and by 194 (88 percent response) public secondary school industrial arts teachers. Conclusions were: (1) Curricular reform is a problem of considerable importance, (2) Any suggested curricular reform will need to be built on the present structure and offerings of industrial arts, (3) A "common core" of learning experience for industrial arts needs to be established, (4) Terms such as: "standardization,""uniform nationwide curriculum," and "national curriculum," should be avoided by those wishing to achieve curricular reform, (5) Any nationwide guidelines must provide a degree of freedom in the application according to diverse local situations, and (6) Effective communication must be established among all industrial arts education personnel and representatives of industry if a reform is to emerge. This Ed.D. thesis was submitted to the University of Northern Colorado. (GR)
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