ERIC Number: ED105139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Industrial Arts in Pennsylvania.
Dellinger, Richard N., Jr.
Industrial arts programs in Pennsylvania public schools are distributed throughout all levels. Senior high programs are present in 96 percent of the school districts; junior high, 86 percent; adult classes, 22 percent; middle schools, 15 percent; and elementary schools, 2 percent. Instruction is offered in industrial materials (wood, metals, and plastic ranking as the top three), power, and visual communications (drafting offered most frequently, followed by graphic arts). Class size usually is in the 11-16 student range or the 17-21 student range. 1970-71 enrollment of girls in the programs was about 5 percent, but that is expected to change. Overhead projectors are the most frequently-used supporting instructional device. A consensus prevails that industrial arts relates more closely to math and science and fine arts than to any other disciplines. Career information and information pertaining to local industry is most often conveyed through regular classes. An increase in the need for additional industrial arts teachers was estimated, and the areas of greatest need were specified. Six specific industrial art objectives are itemized in the report with an indication of priority rating for each grade level. (AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania