ERIC Number: ED054389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Aug-31
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A Junior High School Industrial Technology Curriculum Project: A Final Evaluation of the Industrial Arts Curriculum Project (IACP), 1965-1971.
Buffer, James J.; And Others
The objective of the Industrial Arts Curriculum Project (IACP) was to develop, refine, and institutionalize a new and relevant 2-year junior high industrial arts program. The study focused on "industrial technology," the knowledge of management, production, and personnel practices used by men to produce goods to satisfy their needs through construction and manufacturing activities. As a result of a 6 year program of intensive research and development, field testing, evaluations, and revisions, two 1-year courses were developed. These courses are entitled "The World of Construction" and "The World of Manufacturing." and the instructional packages for each include: textbooks, laboratory manuals, teacher's guides, achievement tests, related hardware, and audio-visual materials. The materials were field tested over a 4-year period with 20,000 students in 13 states and were coordinated through 124 headquarters and field staff. Workshops have been conducted in 45 colleges and universities for preparing teachers to adopt or adapt the IACP system. The instructional packages are available through McKnight and McKnight Publishing Co., Bloomington, Illinois, and are adaptable to existing industrial arts facilities. (Author/GEB)
Descriptors: Construction Industry, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Innovation, Industrial Arts, Industry, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Manufacturing Industry, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, School Business Relationship, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Technology
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Research Foundation.