ERIC Number: ED048472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Instructional Systems Study, Electronics Technology.
Waukesha County Technical Inst., Waukesha, WI.
Because of shortcomings in the traditional approach to instruction and learning at Waukesha County Technical Institute in Wisconsin, this research was conducted to determine the effectiveness of an alternate approach to instruction in electronics technology. The "Closed Loop Systems Approach to Instruction" developed for this study was derived from the assimilation of the works and concepts of many professional vocational educators. In order to generate the data base to accomplish Phase I and II objectives, a survey instrument was developed and mailed to 287 electronics oriented firms in three large midwest metropolitan areas. In addition, seven personal interviews were conducted using the instrument as a medium for stimulating responses. Collected evidence demonstrates that the"Systems Approach" can: (1) identify the characteristics of employed electronic technicians, (2) identify tasks performed by electronic technicians and determine educational requirements, (3) identify needed skills, (4) assess student mastery of specific skills, (5) identify the best techniques for accomplishing performance objectives, and (6) assure a relevant curriculum. Additional studies in other institutions are recommended. The survey instrument and data tables are included. (GB)
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Authoring Institution: Waukesha County Technical Inst., Waukesha, WI.