ERIC Number: ED110600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Industrial Arts in the Open Education Setting; An Analysis of the Rationale of Open Education and its Implications for Industrial Arts.
Donald, James J.
The study's purpose is to identify the origin and theoretical aspects of open education. In addition, the study applies the theoretical basis to the practices used by the facilitator and the learner in the industrial arts laboratory. Chapter 1 introduces the topic of open education and its implications for industrial arts. It presents the background statement, the statement of the problem, need for the study, the scope and limits, methods and procedures, and definition of terms. In chapter 2 a brief historical background of the open education movement is presented, followed by an overview of the child development theory of Jean Piaget and a discussion of the rationale of open education as it applies to the facilitator, the learner, and the environment. The purpose of chapter 3 is to analyze in detail the material presented in chapter 2. Chapter 4 synthesizes the material of chapters 2 and 3, from which characteristics for industrial arts programs are formulated. Numerous broad conclusions concerning the central theme and recommendations for the learner, facilitator, and environment are given. The document concludes with a four-page bibliography and 44 pages of supplemental materials, including a statement of guiding principles, a survey instrument, criteria for open classrooms, correspondence, and a summarizing statement by the author. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Research paper, State University College, Oswego, New York; Some pages in the appendixes may reproduce poorly