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ERIC Number: ED131203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 21
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Industrial Arts: A Focus on Society's Need.
Swanson, Robert S.
Industrial arts must consider its place in an environment which has changed in the past decade. It should be concerned with changes brought about by accelerating technological advances, increasing social problems, and the reappraisal of many personal values. Three important areas of thrust for industrial arts are (1) the study of industry, (2) career education, and (3) technological responsibility. The first thrust recognizes that industrial arts can provide a context in which to understand modern society, since industry is the vehicle through which technology is made available to all and is a dominant contributor to a high material standard of living. Industrial arts can play a part in career education (thrust two) because it can deal with many careers rather directly since the source of industrial arts content is the industrial world. The technological responsibility (thrust three) of industrial arts can be seen as providing the major educational element to focus extensive and intensive attention on technological/social problems and their solutions. Although industrial arts is a relatively recent addition to the curriculum, it has moved to a point of being capable of making significant contributions essential to survival. (TA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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