ERIC Number: ED215864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Aviology: A Report of a Research Study in Aviation Science. Research Monograph No. 29.
Becht, P. A.; Gadsden, T., Jr.
A program description and evaluation for a high school course in aviology is presented. The curriculum, originally taught at the Laboratory School at the University of Florida, was designed to: (1) use aviation as a motivator for science; (2) present an overview of aviation; (3) help students see their role in the future of aviation; (4) provide an opportunity to fly a light aircraft; (5) make students aware of aviation career opportunities; and (6) allow students to take the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Private Pilot Written Examination. Part I discusses the five schools involved in this program, program goals and extent to which they were met, and the original and revised curriculum outlines. Part II summarizes the evaluation based upon four instruments: Any School Subject Attitude Test, the FAA Private Pilot Written Exam or the Sanderson Final Exam for the Sanderson Aviation Fundamentals Course, a student questionnaire, and a state high school student survey. Results indicate that students' attitudes were generally positive. Scores on the FAA and Sanderson exams were mixed, reflecting differences in teaching styles and course emphasis. Students thought aviation was worthwhile, and that flying was fun, exciting, and important. They wanted more flying, field trips, films, and time using the simulator. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. P. K. Yonge Lab. School.