ERIC Number: ED080757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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A Study of Curricula Innovations in Trade and Industrial Arts, Distributive and Business Education in Jefferson, Orleans, and St. Bernard Parish Public Schools.
Connor, Silas; And Others
This document summarizes the results of a study which surveyed the vocational curricula of twenty public secondary schools in three Louisiana parishes. The primary purpose of the study was to examine the business, distributive education, and shop curriculums to determine if innovations in course offerings, course context, and instructional methods were occurring, what innovations were being used, and to determine what the teachers' opinions were regarding innovations. Responses obtained through interviews and questionnaires supplied the data. Findings include: (1) A majority of the teachers seemingly are receptive and cooperative in discussing innovation and change in vocational subjects, (2) More than half of the teachers are using innovative ideas that are new to this geographical area where the opportunities are available for them to use new instructional methods and modern equipment, (3) About 72 percent of the surveyed population recommended changes in future curriculum and instructional methods, (4) While nearly all of those surveyed indicated a need for the availability of additional technical training, no one mentioned sources whereby teachers might update their current knowledge, and (5) Many of the newer methods are being used in local classrooms. (Author/SN)
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Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., New Orleans.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana