ERIC Number: ED230670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Consumer Education for Texas Industrial Arts. Final Report.
Baker, Glenn E.; And Others
A project was undertaken to identify, develop, and test the effectiveness of a limited number of self-contained, individual learning modules about consumer topics that are especially appropriate to a variety of industrial arts courses given in secondary schools in Texas. Included among the project activities were the following: (1) identification of appropriate content topics by a survey administered to a select sample of 49 teachers and administrators involved in industrial arts curriculum development in Texas; (2) development of a system of analysis to define content material within each topic in a consistent and meaningful way; (3) development of a format in which to present the modules; (4) field testing of a portion of the materials in two Texas school districts, using statistical comparisons and teacher reactions; and (5) dissemination of the materials to all school districts in the state. (The appendixes to this project report include project-developed rating and survey instruments as well as learning modules in English and Spanish dealing with energy efficiency, fire protection, hand tools, guarantees and warranties, protective clothing, power hand tools, and sandpaper and other abrasives.) (MN)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Consumer Education, Educational Needs, Energy Conservation, Fire Protection, Hand Tools, Industrial Arts, Instructional Development, Learning Modules, Material Development, Program Development, Questionnaires, Safety Equipment, Secondary Education, State Programs, State Surveys
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Dept. of Industrial Education.
Identifiers - Location: Texas