ERIC Number: ED198326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Establishing an Elementary Industrial Arts Program. Monograph 9.
White, Michael R., Ed.
This monograph provides various audiences with background material necessary to the successful establishment of an elementary school industrial arts (IA) program. Chapter 1 discusses needs of children in respect to activity-based learning and addresses concerns teachers have as they move from print media instruction to an activity-based elementary IA program. Chapter 2 describes the general tools, equipment, materials, and processes that elementary teachers have available and provides guidelines for managing the multiple activity classroom and evaluating learners in this environment. In chapter 3 is a description of aspects of early childhood development and ways in which the IA teacher may become involved in elementary school IA. Chapter 4 addresses the role of the administrator in supporting elementary IA programs and personnel. The final four chapters deal with ways of delivering elementary IA to the children: (1) incorporation of IA ideas into classroom activities; (2) organization and conducting of activities that grow out of the needs of children; (3) use of such facilities as separate mobile facilities and portable tool carts and activity centers in regular classrooms; and (4) need and procedures for diagnosing children's needs and prescribing IA activities to meet them. (YLB)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Administrator Role, Child Development, Childhood Needs, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Delivery Systems, Diagnostic Teaching, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Facilities, Elementary Education, Industrial Arts, Industrial Arts Teachers, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Teacher Participation, Vocational Education
Dr. William A. Downs, Circulation Manager, G108B, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO 64093 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council for Elementary School Industrial Arts, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents see ED 187 942-947.