ERIC Number: ED059373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Industrial Arts in the Elementary School: Education for a Changing Society.
Hoots, William R., Jr., Ed.
This conference, attended by 21 teacher educators, supervisors, and people working with elementary children in the classroom, consisted of three meetings during the 1969-70 academic year. This report deals with the nature of industrial arts in the elementary school, different approaches and requirements for implementation, and some ways of meeting and solving some of the problems. Philosophically, industrial arts helps the elementary school child build an understanding of his world. Within the dimensions of physical setting and organizational mode, effective learning takes place through interaction, exploration, experimentation, problem solving, and concrete experiences that satisfy aesthetic and utilitarian needs. Approaches include programs using the: (1) limited classroom, (2) comprehensive classroom, (3) laboratory, (4) traveling teacher, (5) mobile laboratory, (6) central laboratory, and (7) summer school. Discussions of essential components of effective leadership, and of preservice and inservice teacher education programs are included. (GEB)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Industrial Arts, Information Dissemination, Inservice Education, Leadership Responsibility, Preservice Teacher Education, Problem Solving, Program Descriptions, Program Design, School Community Relationship, School Role, Teacher Education
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Council for Elementary School Industrial Arts, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Conference on Elementary School Industrial Arts, Greenville, NC.
Note: Report of the National Conference on Elementary School Industrial Arts (Greenville, North Carolina, 1969-1970)