ERIC Number: ED167722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
First Year Progress Report on Project Open, Ona Junior High School, Cabell County, West Virginia, 1977-78 Project Year.
Murwin, Scott; Murray, Michael
As part of Project Open (see related documents listed below), unified arts and industrial arts curricula were developed and implemented at Ona Junior High School in West Virginia. The unified arts program combines the four subject areas of art, home economics, music, and industrial arts. It is a two-year required course for all seventh and eighth graders. Each student takes nine weeks of a subject area and then rotates to a new area. The industrial arts curriculum is offered in grade 9 and focuses on the technology areas of communications, transportation, and production. A semester course, communications technology includes visual, acoustic, and telecommunications units. Transportation technology explains how vehicles function and explores the supportive systems of transportation as well as its social and economic effects on humans and their environment. The unit on production technology familiarizes the students with what production is and how it affects their lives and environment, both socially and economically. (Topical outlines for the three areas are provided along with a list of teaching strategies.) While some problems were reported with scheduling, equipment, and facilities, the project did receive adequate funding and administrative support. (ELG)
Descriptors: Art Education, Communications, Course Content, Curriculum Development, Economic Factors, Educational Strategies, Home Economics Education, Industrial Arts, Integrated Curriculum, Junior High Schools, Music Education, Production Techniques, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Social Influences, Teaching Methods, Trade and Industrial Education, Transportation, Unified Studies Curriculum
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Coll. of Human Resources and Education.; Mason County Schools, Point Pleasant, WV.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia