ERIC Number: ED186658
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct-19
Reference Count: N/A
A System for Providing Relevant Metrics Education for Vocational Teachers in Kentucky. Final Report.
Crosby, Richard K.
A project conducted in four vocational regions of Kentucky developed a system for providing vocational teachers with relevant metrics education and developed and identified materials to support and enhance the system. Ten occupational training areas selected as a focus of the project were air conditioning, auto body, auto mechanics, diesel mechanics, drafting, food service, horticulture, machine shop, small engine, and welding. A needs assessment involved vocational teachers and industry in a cooperative effort to determine what industry was doing about metrics and gained information to develop scale instruments to measure (1) what metric tools and equipment were used and (2) what metric measurements were made in vocational programs and industry. Two additional scales were designed to aid in planning for shop conversion to metrics and to determine individual metric professional development needs. Teacher workshops were conducted to provide awareness experiences and aid in planning for changeover. A metric education course for vocational teachers based on 16 available individualized modules was designed and offered in one region. (Appendixes, amounting to four-fifths of the report, include literature review references, sample scales, workshop materials, and other project-developed or -related materials.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning, Auto Body Repairers, Auto Mechanics, Drafting, Educational Innovation, Equipment Utilization, Food Service, Horticulture, Industry, Inservice Teacher Education, Job Skills, Machine Repairers, Machine Tool Operators, Material Development, Measurement, Measurement Equipment, Metric System, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Repair, School Business Relationship, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Welding
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Bureau of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY. Dept. of Occupational and Career Education.
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky