ERIC Number: ED085062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Development and Evaluation of Educational Programs in Electromechanical Technology. Final Report.
Roney, M. W.
The encompassing objective of this project was to assist two-year colleges in establishing electromechanical technican (EMT) training programs by developing the necessary planning and instructional materials and by providing direct program planning assistance. The research effort of the project was to develop and test an integrated systems of instruction built around discrete technical concepts that are basic to more than one technology and have multiple applications. The system requires that each concept be presented in a logical sequence with concurrent applications in Electricity, Mechanics, Physics, Mathematics, and Technical Communications. Student achievement was measured and recorded at all stages of the program. Instructional materials were student tested, revised, and retested. Case studies were made to identify the administrative problems encountered in introducing the system in new as well as in existing two-year schools. The project was completed in August 1973. At that time, EMT project materials were being used in 30 states, and planning assistance had been provided to 375 schools. At least 70 of these schools established new electromechanical technology programs using the EMT materials. Post-project dissemination of the planning and instructional materials developed is being effected. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Community Colleges, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Testing, Electromechanical Technology, Information Dissemination, Instructional Materials, Instructional Systems, Material Development, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Research Reports, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Technical Education Research Center, Cambridge, MA.