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ERIC Number: ED113536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
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Position Paper on Industrial Arts Education in New Jersey.
New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Industrial arts programs, courses organized for the development of understandings about the technical, consumer, occupational, recreational, managerial, social, historical, and cultural aspects of industry and technology, are an important area of education. Industrial arts education develops individuals in terms of general education objectives, requires abstract reasoning in practical situations resulting in greater understanding of the content area, and contributes toward the understanding of and preparation for participation in the world of work. Programs are designed to provide opportunities for practical experience, exposure to a variety of jobs and careers, personal development, and career guidance. Such education provides both boys and girls with a means of expression through the use of tools, materials, and processes. It consists of: (1) integrated technological problem-solving activities in the elementary grades; (2) exploratory experiences for middle/junior high school students; and (3) exploratory or concentrated experiences for senior high school students, depending on the learner's background. In adult education, industrial arts provides a means of acquiring new skills or improving work related skills. For special education students, valuable hands-on learning experiences are offered in the on-going program or in specifically tailored courses. Industrial arts youth organizations are an integral part of the instruction program. (Author/MS)
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Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.