ERIC Number: ED244818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Model Aerospace Curriculum: August Martin High School.
Strickler, Mervin K., Jr.
This document presents an operational model of a thematic aerospace education school--the August Martin High School (New York). Part 1 briefly describes the nature of aviation/aerospace education and the background of the school. This background information includes how the school was formed, rationale for an aerospace thematic school, research evidence supporting aerospace education, proposed curriculum patterns, and projected elective courses. Part 2 describes the August Martin program, outlines the curriculum and examines a number of topics including: (1) innovative administrative and curriculum features; (2) such aerospace activities as the flying program and construction of the Wright Flyer replica; (3) annual PTA meeting at Eastern Airlines; (4) Port Authority activities; (5) aerospace careers day; and using John F. Kennedy airport facilities. Part 3 discusses the use of the aerospace theme in English, social studies, mathematics, foreign languages, science, music and art, and in health education. Part 4 provides conclusions and recommendations indicating that an aerospace or other thematic approach to education is not only feasible but also that the behavior changing impact of such programs yields remarkable benefits for both students and the community. (Lists of colleges accepting August Martin graduates and aerospace education resources are included in appendices.) (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Aviation Administration (DOT), Washington, DC. Office of General Aviation.