ERIC Number: ED129204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Service Assistants: A Research Report.
Barella, Richard V.
Data are presented based on a follow-up study of graduate service assistants who received a master's degree in industrial education from Ball State University from 1953 through 1973. A total of 143 (97 percent) of these individuals returned usable questionnaires containing data related to their career patterns as well as evaluative data that contributed to assessing the effectiveness of both the graduate assistantship program and the master's program in industrial education. Most of the respondents majored in industrial arts education while pursuing the bachelor's degree and entered the assistantship and master's programs with little or no teaching experience. Many gained prior work experience in industry. The evaluative data indicated that both programs generally met the needs of and contributed to the career development of service assistants. The data also indicated that the primary goal of the master's program was to prepare individuals for teaching positions in industrial arts education. Respondents were generally satisfied with the course offerings, although service assistants also felt that more attention should be given to courses reflecting the broader aspects of industry and technology. Recommendations for improving the programs are included. (Author/LBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.