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ERIC Number: ED051427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 211
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An Analysis of Industrial Technology Curriculum and Its Significance to the Casting Industry.
Hauser, Roger Emmett
The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent industrial technology programs are training technologists in light of the needs of the casting industry. To determine the type of curriculum needed to prepare individuals for entry into the casting industry, and to study industrial technology programs as they relate to metal casting, opinionaire forms were sent to 141 plant managers and to 50 casting instructors. The data from the returns, totaling 75.4 percent, were compared by frequency of responses, percentages of responses, and chi square statistical values. It was found that most industrial technology departments had one to ten graduates employed by the casting industry in 1970, and that middle management positions most likely to be filled by industrial technologists were quality control, production management, and plant superintendent. Some conclusions were that more interaction is needed between instructors and personnel of casting industries, that technology curriculums need improving, and that the industrial internship is a vital and necessary part of an industrial technology curriculum. (GEB)
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Note: Ed.D. dissertation; University of Northern Colorado