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ERIC Number: ED069915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov-5
Pages: 10
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The Conflict within Industrial Arts and Industrial Arts Education.
Moulette, John B.
Generated out of concern over the confusion and ambiguity between the terms "industrial arts" and "industrial arts education," resulting from their long term misuse and misinterpretation, this paper seeks to clarify their intent and role within the public education sector and industrial education in general. One of a number of programs and/or services coming under the umbrella of industrial education, industrial arts is taught in high school and classified as a general education or pre-vocational education program emphasizing the development of manipulative skills, while industrial arts education is a college level program which prepares individuals to become teachers of industrial arts. The conflict in industrial arts and industrial arts education stems not from the definition of terms nor the separation of programs but, rather, from a desire to fuse all terms and all programs under the industrial education umbrella. The lack of clearly delineated roles and goals under this umbrella further confounds the situation. The intrusion of a trade and industrial or technical education program in the industrial arts program is damaging to the students, teachers, and the program. Industrial arts and industrial arts education needs to confine its role and product to education and not to industry or engineering. (SN)
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Note: Presentation to the Industrial Arts Club (Pullman, Washington, November 5, 1970)