ERIC Number: ED055265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Craftsman or Technicians? The Recurring Problem of "Placement" in Technical Colleges.
Van Der Eyken, W.
This document reports on a pilot study undertaken to solve the problems faced by technical colleges in accepting, and judging the abilities of, applicants recommended by industry. First-year college students, 685 boys total, were given a series of tests in verbal and non-verbal intelligence. Test results show a striking similarity between the craft and technician groups in these colleges. The main conclusion reached is that the present relationships between industry and further education do not permit making hard and fast distinctions between potential craft and technician students, at least in their first year of college. A bibliography of related reading materials is included. (CK)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Bibliographies, College Students, Craft Workers, Industrial Personnel, Industrial Training, Off the Job Training, Paraprofessional Personnel, Student Evaluation, Technical Institutes, Testing
Honorable Secretary, ACFHE, 70 Great Portland Street, London, W1N 5AL, England (25 pence, [$0.25])
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Association of Colleges for Further and Higher Education, London (England).