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ERIC Number: ED061933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Pages: 86
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An Analysis of the Practices in the Teaching of Technical Mathematics and Technical Physics in Illinois Junior Colleges, Phase I.
Doversberger, Betty
This study resulted from an on-going evaluation of the 2-year engineering related technology curricula at Illinois Central College. The purpose of the research was to determine the appropriate course content for technical physics and mathematics, the level of theory to be taught, instructor qualifications, and the appropriate department for offering these technical courses. Areas of inquiry included: (1) attitudes held by experts in the field of technical education toward the teaching of technical physics and mathematics courses; (2) current practices in Illinois junior colleges, and (3) courses being offered in the Mathematics and Science Division and in the Engineering and Industrial Occupations Division at Illinois Central College. It was found that specialized courses in mathematics and physics for technology programs should emphasize an applied rather than theoretical approach, instructors teaching these courses should be sympathetic to technical education and have had industrial experience, technical mathematics and physics courses should be offered in the technology department, and entering students with deficiencies should have greater psychological support. (AL)
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois