ERIC Number: ED098377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Industrial Arts in the Middle School.
American Industrial Arts Association, Washington, DC.
The guidelines, resulting from a series of sessions held by the American Council of Industrial Arts Supervisors, were prepared to offer direction by describing educational specifications for industrial arts in the middle school. The middle school philosophy is child-centered and uses an individual approach to meet the unique needs of early adolescence. Within this framework, the industrial arts program is concerned with common learning needed by all persons to function effectively in our industrial-technological society and the development of attitudes, interests, abilities, and skills as well as occupational information. Some performance objectives include management organization, social relations, problem solving, consumer knowledge, and safety practices. It is desirable that the program be co-educational with 100 percent participation. Facilities should stimulate learning and be adaptable for change. A suggested desirable class size is 16-20 or 18-22 students; a minimal program should provide two and one-half clock hours of weekly instruction for all students. A minimum of 75-100 square feet of open laboratory space per student is recommended by the council. Suggestions are offered for both unified arts patterns and traditional patterns of operation. Tools should not be limited to hand tools. Teacher preparation considerations include background in general education and professional/subject competence. (EA)
Descriptors: Educational Equipment, Educational Facilities, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Guidelines, Industrial Arts, Industrial Arts Teachers, Instructional Programs, Middle Schools, Student Needs, Traditional Schools, Unified Studies Curriculum
American Industrial Arts Association, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Industrial Arts Association, Washington, DC.