ERIC Number: ED068690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The World of Manufacturing, 1970-71. A Junior High School Industrial Technology Exemplary Program. Final Report.
Pontiac City School District, MI.
The World of Manufacturing is an Industrial Arts Curriculum Project designed to acquaint junior high school students with all the major phases of the manufacturing industry. This publication reports the evaluation of a World of Manufacturing program implemented into the Pontiac School District during the 1970-1971 school year. During the summer of 1970, teachers who were to be responsible for implementing the program attended inservice training session at Ohio State University. The project was then undertaken in five Pontiac junior high schools, where 300 seventh, eighth, and ninth graders participated in the 2-semester course. Evaluation of the program was accomplished through pre- and post-program administration of an achievement test developed for the World of Manufacturing program. Analysis of the achievement test results indicated significant gains in post-test performance for seventh and eighth graders but loss or lack of gain for ninth graders. Also, a higher number of correct responses were obtained on 37 of the 50 items when the pre- and post-test results were compared. These two findings indicate that the program met its objectives related to achievement, but the significance of these results with respect to education is questionable. Student reaction to the program and reports on the budget and dissemination activities are included. (SB)
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Authoring Institution: Pontiac City School District, MI.