ERIC Number: ED266255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Industrial Arts Field Experiences. Final Report.
Foster, Phillip R.; And Others
A project was conducted to assess and improve existing field experiences to prepare future industrial arts teachers in Texas. The following activities were accomplished during the project: determination of current field experiences available to industrial arts preparation students in Texas schools; identification of model industrial arts teacher preparation and materials in other states; identification, through a modified Delphi technique, of field experience elements as recommended by teacher educators and industrial arts classroom teachers; and development of a guidebook for use in implementing model field experiences in industrial arts teacher preparation programs. Information from the research conducted during the project was incorporated into a set of recommendations for improving the following aspects of industrial arts teacher education in the State: academic requirements, student teaching assignments, supervising teachers, university curricula, university supervisors, classroom supervising teachers, student teachers, and the public school environment. (Appendixes, which make up the greater part of this report, include a master list of teacher evaluation indicators, three drafts of the instrument used to assess model industrial technology field experience programs, lists of the 15 Texas schools with industrial technology teacher preparation programs and model programs identified through the nation, various project related correspondence, the three rounds of Delphi questionnaires, and quarterly project reports.) (MN)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Industrial Arts, Material Development, Models, Needs Assessment, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Content, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: North Texas State Univ., Denton. Div. of Industrial Technology.
Identifiers - Location: Texas