ERIC Number: ED268315
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Competencies Developed in Industrial Arts That Are Relevant to Post-Secondary Programs.
A study identified competencies high school industrial arts courses can develop that would be valuable to students who enroll in postsecondary programs. Its purpose was to develop a basis for recruiting students for high school industrial arts courses. Data were collected through a national survey of directors of one- and two-year postsecondary vocational programs, industrial arts teacher education programs, and industrial technology programs. The 10 most important competencies identified by the educators surveyed were problem-solving skills, effective work habits, responsibility, ability to work effectively with others, safe working procedures, interest in learning, self-confidence and self-esteem, ability to use mathematics and science to solve technical problems, oral and written communication skills, and role and impact of technology in the world. A number of skills unique to industrial arts courses were identified as important, including skill in using basic tools and machines, measurement, drafting, and processes skills. Industrial arts teacher educators also identified the most important teaching competencies that can be developed: desire to teach, ability to organize information and present it to others, concern for others, understanding of the teaching profession, and ability to demonstrate and teach skills to others. (The study instruments are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Atlanta, GA, December 1985).