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ERIC Number: ED070848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 209
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A Description of Procedures and Instruments for Describing Selected Characteristics of a Quality Program of Industrial Arts Education in a Large Metropolitan School District.
Wilkinson, George Bird
This study was concerned with developing a procedure to describe a junior high school industrial arts program in a large metropolitan school district, in terms of teachers, instruction program, and facilities, and then applying the procedure to assessment of the program in the Philadelphia public schools. The study was limited to the industrial arts program in grades seven, eight, and nine, because almost 24,000 of the 28,000 industrial arts students in Philadelphia were in the junior high schools. A list of program characteristics and descriptive criteria was compiled, information and interview forms prepared and applied, and the collected data analyzed. Results indicated that the procedures developed in the study were sufficiently reliable to be used in similar situations. It was concluded that improvements were needed in all areas studied in the preparation and professional development of teachers, in the organization and content of the industrial arts instruction program, and in the equipment and facilities used. Recommendations, bibliography, and materials used and evolved in the study are appended. (MF)
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)