ERIC Number: ED241682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Research Problems Unique to Industrial Education.
Strong, Merle E.
Based on a review of the literature on industrial education as well as on comments elicited from industrial educators, it does not appear that the topics for research in industrial education have changed much throughout the years. What has changed, however, is the context in which industrial educators operate. In light of these changes, it would appear that an agenda of topics for research on industrial education should include the following broad areas: curriculum, evaluation, support of basics, instructional organization, and instructional methods. While the topic "curriculum" is broad and contains many studies using many kinds of methodology, it would seem that a significant number of studies need to be qualitative as opposed to quantitative in nature. As the movement to establish greater quality and rigor in educational programs gains momentum, the whole area of evaluation research will become increasingly important. Included among the many topics requiring research in the broad areas of instructional organization and methods are the characteristics of successful schools, ways to maximize the efficient and effective use of computer hardware in instruction, and strategies for developing and enhancing linkages between the business and educational sectors. (MN)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Curriculum, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Research, Industrial Training, Instructional Design, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Research Needs, Research Problems, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Anaheim, CA, December 2-6, 1983).