ERIC Number: ED097084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Feasibility Study of California Community Colleges as Agents for Equipment Fire Prevention Education, 1973-1974.
Gladen, Frank H.; And Others
The possibility of using the vocational/technical instructors of the California Community Colleges as a fire-prevention-education resource was explored. A questionnaire was sent to 99 California community colleges, of which 71 replied. The questionnaire addressed the following questions: (1) Is the topic of equipment or machine-caused fires included in your curriculum? (2) Could the California Division of Forestry be of assistance in supplying teaching materials for equipment caused fires? (3) What would suitable content and format be for such materials in your instructional program? (4) Would you be interested in a cooperative research program with the California Division of Forestry in equipment fire prevention? (5) Would your trade area lay Advisory Board Chairman be interested in a cooperative equipment fire prevention program for his committee? Results of the survey, on a question-by-question basis, showed: (1) 60 percent replied "No" and 40 percent said "Yes"; (2) 95 percent of those not teaching equipment fire prevention indicated a desire to receive teaching materials; (3) the most popular formats for materials were 16-mm films, printed material for instructors, handouts for students, and free, qualified speakers; (4) 132 instructors were interested in a cooperative program; and (5) 46 of 203 instructors responded positively. (Nine tables provide the survey data, and a copy of the questionnaire is given. In addition, the California Wildfire Summary for 1973 is presented.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Feasibility Studies, Fire Protection, Instructional Programs, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Research Reports, School Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Forest Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Conservation, Sacramento. Div. of Forestry.; California State Univ., Chico. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: California