ERIC Number: ED113517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Iowa Guide for Curriculum Improvement in Industrial Arts, K-12. A Study of Industrial Technology.
Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.
Providing a general framework for local curriculum development, the guide is intended to assist industrial arts teachers and public school administrators in situations where a comprehensive curriculum development effort is undertaken, a new industrial arts curriculum is being developed, or an existing program is being revised. Four phases of coordinated planning and decision-making are presented: (1) establishing the basis for industrial arts in the K-12 school system; (2) establishing the basis for industrial arts on the various operational levels (elementary, junior high, and high school); (3) outlining the local industrial arts program; and (4) preparing teaching plans. Phase 1 involves establishing the need for the program and describing how the needs can be met and general program goals. Phase 2 is directed toward the needs of subpopulations within the school, with a recommended list of goals for each operational level. Phase 3 identifies the program offering, scope, and sequence. A suggested list of knowledge/skill/attitude competencies, developed by a team of Iowa industrial arts teachers, and corresponding sample learning activities are included for the offerings recommended. An eight-page reference/resource section is provided to assist with phase 4, which is directed mainly to the individual teacher. (EA)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Career Education.