ERIC Number: ED095391
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Integrative Manpower-Economic Education: An Experiment in Curricular Change.
Luker, William A.; And Others
This study reports on a four-phase program to determine if secondary teachers, through a range of disciplines, can be made agents of manpower-economic information dissemination and attitudinal change. Four major hypotheses were tested in the program with these results: (1) pupils of teachers participating in the World of Work Economic Education (WOWEE) seminars or a summer institute showed significantly greater increases in their understanding of the world of work than pupils of non-participating teachers; (2) pupils of WOWEE teachers developed significantly greater increases in positive attitudes toward non-professional work modes than those of non-participating teachers; (3) pupils did not experience significantly greater increases in realistic attitudes toward non-professional work modes; and (4) no significant differences surfaced between cognitive and conative performances of pupils taught by summer institute participants and those taught by in-service participants. Two-thirds of the document consist of five appendixes which offer a program summary, two lists of participants, a list of study variables, and study instruments (social position index, job list, and tests). (NH)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Economics Education, Educational Development, Educational Methods, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Secondary School Teachers, Summer Programs, Teacher Education, Teaching Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Maturity, Work Attitudes
The Manpower and Industrial Relations Institute, N. T. Box 13644, Denton, Texas 76203 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Occupational Research and Development.; North Texas State Univ., Denton. Manpower and Industrial Relations Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Texas