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ERIC Number: ED043747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 142
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An Investigation of Offerings of Industrial Arts Teacher Education Institutions in the Areas of Automation and Cybernetics as Compared with Current Practices in Industry.
Baker, George Lewis
Tabulated and analyzed data from two questionnaires returned by 84 (92.3 percent) industrial arts educators and 20 (35 percent) selected industries, were used to determine the offerings in automation and cybernetics at industrial arts teacher education institutions and to compare these offerings with current practices in industry. Conclusions were: (1) Teachers are being prepared in programs that are not representative of current industrial practices, (2) Some equipment used for business could provide experiences for industrial arts students, (3) There is a lack of qualified personnel to provide offerings in automation and cybernetics, (4) Offerings are affected by the program enrollment, the number of instructors and the existence of technical or similar programs, (5) There is a need to understand automation and cybernetics programs, (6) The use of new techniques will take much of production control and machine control out of the factory, (7) Increased specialization and greater educational attainment will affect industrial personnel, and (8) Topics and concepts should be used as a basis for the course developer to begin tailoring content to achieve specific terminal objectives. This Ed.D. thesis was submitted to the University of Northern Colorado. (GR)
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