ERIC Number: ED181169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Industrial Arts Survey. Research and Development Project in Career Education. Final Report.
Mohrenweiser, Gary A.
The purpose of this study was to identify, delineate, and clarify the opinions, attitudes, and perceptions of a number of groups of Minnesota educators relating to the issues and concerns of junior and senior high school industrial arts teachers, secondary school administrators, and industrial arts teacher educators. Separate survey instruments were used to survey industrial arts teachers, teacher educators, and secondary school principals concerning the following issues: standard certification, state supervision, minimum standards, and funding industrial arts. Respondents indicated the following strong points of industrial arts: provides learning by doing, part of general education, practical, individualized, and exploratory. Weak points of indistrial arts mentioned were low esteem, lack of good students, competition with vocational education, and lack of staff. In addition, the largest percentages of teachers and administrators agreed that equipment for program expansion and improvement were high priority funding needs, while teacher educators considered teacher inservice the high priority item. (The three questionnaires are appended.) (LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.
Authoring Institution: Educational Management Services, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota