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American Apprenticeship and its Contribution to Industrial Arts
The purpose of this study is to show, through the development of the American apprenticeship, certain factors and influences that have contributed to the growth of industrial arts in the public schools of the United States. It has been made to give the prospective industrial arts teacher and student some idea of the history and the importance of their work now and in the future.
An Analysis and Comparative Study of the Objectives of Industrial Arts and General Education in Order to Determine the Relationship of Industrial Arts to General Education
The purpose of this study is to make an analysis of the objectives of industrial arts and general education to determine whether or not these objectives are meeting the needs of the youth.
An Analysis of a Curriculum Guide Developed for Industrial Plastics as Listed in Bulletin 615 of the Texas Education Agency
This study surveyed teachers of industrial plastics and personnel of the plastics industry to evaluate an industrial-plastics curriculum guide. The respondents felt that there was no unnecessary material in the guide, that additional information should be added to several of the plastics processes in the curriculum guide, and that most of the subject areas in the guide should be studied for no less than an hour and no more than five hours.
An Analysis of the Enrollment in the Academic and Non-Academic Courses in the Senior High Schools of Texas, 1947-1948
The purpose of this study is to analyze the enrollment in the academic and non-academic courses taught in the senior high schools of Texas.
An Analysis of the Function of Handicrafts in Education for Life Adjustment Situations
The purpose of this study is to find the function of handicrafts in life adjustment education. It should also help in determining sound methods of organizing and teaching handicrafts.
An Analysis of the Industrial Arts Program of the Fort Worth Public Schools, Fort Worth, Texas
This study is an analysis of the industrial arts program of the Fort Worth Public Schools, Fort Worth, Texas.
An Analysis of the Power Woodworking Equipment in the High Schools of Texas
The purpose of this study is to determine the condition of the power woodworking equipment used for instructional purposes in the high schools of Texas, the amount of money needed to repair and maintain the equipment now in use, the various policies followed by the schools in regard to the purchasing and maintenance of this equipment, the makes of machinery most frequently found, the average age of the equipment, and the makes and types of woodworking machines preferred by the instructors for instructional purposes.
An Analysis of the Qualifications and General Status of the Industrial Arts Teachers Employed in the Secondary Schools of Arkansas during the 1953-1954 School Year
This is a study to ascertain the qualifications, the general status, and in-school and out-of-school activities of the industrial arts teachers employed in the secondary schools in Arkansas in order to compare them with the qualifications and general status of the industrial arts teachers employed in the State of Texas in 1953, as reported by Jack P. Dial.
An Analysis of the Relationship of the Scores Made by Students on Aptitudes "G" and "V" and Parts "H" and "I" of the General Aptitude Test Battery and the Academic Grades Made in Industrial Arts
This study analyzes the converted scores made on Aptitudes "G" (intelligence) and "V" (verbal" and the raw scores made on Part "H" (three-dimensional space) and Part "I" of the General Aptitude Test Battery by students enrolled in beginning industrial arts courses, advanced industrial arts courses, and beginning English at North Texas State College, Denton, Texas, and the academic grades made by theses same students in order to determine what relationship exists between both the converted and raw scores made on the foregoing parts of the GATB and academic grades.
An Analysis of the Work of Pestalozzi in Education and His Philosophy Concerning Practical Arts
The purpose of this study was to ascertain and analyze the following: What was Pestalozzi's philosophy concerning practical arts? What effect did his method of teaching have on the education of Europe during his time? How did his experiment at Neuhof influence education of his time? How did his experiment at Stanz influence education? How did his experiment at Burgdorf influence the method of education? How did his experiment at Yverdon influence education? What was his method of teaching elementary education? Why did educators come from other countries to study the methods of Pestalozzi? How did his object lessons change the methods of education? Why did he think that work should be correlated with school subjects? Why did he believe that sense impressions were the foundation for instruction?
The Architectural Significance of the Fireplace
The problem of this study is to examine the earliest forms and architectural treatment of the open fireplace from the Prehistoric Age through the Renaissance period, and to determine its place in Modern American design.
The Attitudes of the Greek Philosophers toward the Industrial Arts
It is not the aim of the writer to prove or disprove that the attitudes of the Greek philosophers toward industrial arts have any effect upon us today, but only to expose these attitudes and leave the reader to his own interpretation.
Basic Operations in the Prefabrication of Leather Projects and the Construction and Uses of Leathercraft Tools
The purpose of this study is to determine the use of homemade tools for leatherwork, and to examine the possibilities of making a part of the tools and equipment needed in leathercraft classes. This study will include inquiries made to the high schools of Texas where courses in leathercraft are offered.
The Bauhaus and its Contributions to Design with Suggestions for Improvement of Design in College Industrial Arts Programs
The study of the Bauhaus is threefold in purpose. The first purpose is to study the Bauhaus, located both in Germany and in the United States, and to identify its principles, curriculum, and methods of instruction used in improving design. The second purpose is to identify and present the contributions of this school to design, the third purpose is to suggest ways and means for improvement of design in college industrial arts programs.
A Comparative Profile Study of the Industrial Arts Major at North Texas State University
The problem of this study is to determine a profile of the typical industrial arts major at North Texas State University, based on scores made on the American College Testing Program Battery, and to compare this profile with profiles of four other local subgroups. ACT scores representing nine categories of student information were analyzed from a total sampling of 286 North Texas State University students of the Industrial Arts Department, School of Business Administration, School of Education, and College of Arts and Sciences. Data were from tests administered during regular ACT testing sessions in 1966-67.
A Comparative Study of G. Stanley Hall's Philosophy of the Practical Arts and His Influence on the Philosophy of Industrial Arts in the United States Today
The predominate purpose of this study is to compare G. Stanley Hall's philosophy of adolescence and practical arts with the accepted philosophy of teaching industrial arts in the secondary schools of the United States today. This thesis is a comparative study of G. Stanley Hall's philosophy, with emphasis placed on practical arts, to show how his philosophy has influenced the philosophy of present-day industrial arts in the secondary schools of the United States.
A Comparative Study of the Needs and Interests of the Students as Related to the Industrial Arts Curriculum of Highland Park Junior High School and Boude Storey Junior High School, Dallas, Texas
The study sought answers to the following questions and aspects of the problem: 1. What are the interests of the students attending Highland Park and Boude Storey Junior High Schools who take industrial arts? 2. Do the present industrial arts programs of both schools encourage the development of hobbies for leisure-time activities? 3. Do the present programs provide a foundation for further vocational preparation? 4. Do the projects included in the present industrial arts curriculum encourage the students to take more industrial arts courses? 5. Are the hobbies pursued by the boys who attend Boude Storey similar to those who attend Highland Park 6. Do the students from Boude Story and Highland Park have comparable facilities for ship work at home? 7. Are the interests of the students who attend the two schools similar? 8. Is the home background of the students of the two schools similar in respect to the parents' occupations, incomes, and interests? 9. What are the occupations, as evidenced by the study, for which the students express a preference? 10. Should the projects used in the industrial arts instructional program of the two schools be similar or different? 11. Does the home background of the students have any relationship to the needs and interests of the students?
A Comparative Study of Three Epoxy Resins in the Industrial Arts Laboratory
This study was made to determine the advantages of the use of epoxy resins in the industrial arts laboratory. The purpose of this study was to determine the feasibility of using epoxy resins as a wood adhesive. Data was gathered from texts, periodicals, and unpublished data. Tests were conducted using epoxy samples acquired from three epoxy manufacturers on three different woods and joints. The study discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using epoxy resins as a wood adhesive and the material and equipment necessary for the use of epoxy resins. Strength tests were performed on the joints adhered with epoxy and on joints adhered with white glue. A hand operated high tensile strength machine was used to conduct the tests. Epoxy Resins were found, in most cases, to give a more durable bond than white glue. Further studies should be made using epoxy resins as adhesives for metal, glass, plastic, and other materials used in the industrial arts laboratory.
Correlation of Industrial Arts in the Elementary Grades
The purpose of this study is to develop and evaluate a comprehensive program for the elementary schools of Texas in which industrial arts is correlated with the other subjects in the elementary curriculum.
Criteria Considered for Promotion in Rank of Junior College Non-Degree Technical and Vocational Teachers
The purpose of this study was to determine what criteria were being used or for use in determining rank assignment of non-degree technical-vocational junior college instructors.
A Critical Analysis, Based on Evaluative Criteria, of the Housing Facilities Provided for Industrial Arts in Three Senior High Schools and Four Junior High Schools Located at Beaumont, Texas
The purpose of the study is to determine whether or not the housing facilities provided for the industrial arts programs in the Beaumont Public Schools meet current recommendations concerning housing facilities as stated by five selected authorities in the field of school housing.
A Critical Analysis of the Educational Program of the Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary School and the Northside Junior High School of Corpus Christi, Texas, to Determine whether Industrial Arts is Needed and Wanted
The purpose of this study was to determine, by means of a survey, the desires and needs of Latin-American children in connection with an educational program in the elementary school and at the junior-high-school level. It was recognized at the outset of this investigation that these pupils may be influenced materially both by the lower standard of education of their parents and the higher standard of education of their teachers. Language difficulties, living conditions at home, and loyalty to native teachings, customs, and traditions act as opposing forces in the effective educational training of these pupils in the schools of Texas.
Current Practices of Teaching Electricity in the Industrial Arts Programs in the Secondary Schools of Texas
This study is an analysis of the current practices pertaining to electricity as taught in industrial arts programs in the secondary schools of Texas.
A Descriptive Approach to the Development and Implementation of Career Education in the Dallas Independent School System
The problem of this study is to provide a descriptive analysis of research in career-oriented education and a plan of procedure to implement it in the Dallas Independent School District. The first part presents the inception of the career education program, the concept and components of career education, and the scope and goals of career education. The second part division discusses career education precursors and overviews of selected existing programs. The final portion of the study deals with implications of implementation of career education in the Dallas Independent School District.
Design and Construction of a Mechanical Device for Storing, Dispensing, and Accounting for Small Tools and Equipment Used in the Industrial Arts Laboratory
This is a study to design and construct a suitable and effective mechanical device for storing, dispensing, and accounting for small tools and equipment used in industrial arts laboratories.
The Design, Construction, and Use of a Projection Box to be Used in Teaching a Course in Descriptive Geometry
The problem in this study was to design, build, and use a projection box to determine if it will help the student to better visualize problems included in descriptive geometry.
The Design, Construction, and Use of a Tri-color Projection Box to be Used in the Instruction of Orthographic Projection
The purposes of the study were as follows: first, to study the literature in the field of teaching drafting with special reference to the use of instructional aides in presenting orthographic projection concerning the use of a projection box; second, to ascertain the value of the use of a tri-color projection box in teaching orthographic projection to an experimental group of students at the R. L. Turner High School, Carrollton, Texas; and third, to determine if an analysis of these data indicates a justification for the use of this type of an instructional aid in teaching orthographic projection.
The Desirability of an Electricity Course in the Merkel High School
This problem is an analytical study of the needs and interests of the Merkel Community to determine the contents to be used in formulating a course of study in electricity for the secondary school, if it is found it meets with the needs and desires of the community.
The Development of Teaching Aids for Elementary Electricity
The purpose of this study is to develop a teaching program of instructional aids which will enrich the teaching of elementary electricity in the junior and senior high schools. It is hoped that the information and materials developed and presented will be of practical value to the teachers engaged in the teaching of electricity.
Drafting in Texas: A Survey of Course Content as It Related to Teacher Usage of Information Compiled by the Texas Education Agency
This study measures the extent to which the Texas Education Agency's 1963 monograph on drafting, Drafting, Grades 7-12, A Tentative Bulletin, is used in the state's secondary schools and its effects upon classroom activities. Information for the study comes from a questionnaire completed by a random selection of seventy-eight drafting instructors.
The Educational Philosophy of Frederick Gordon Bonser, with Special Emphasis upon Industrial Arts
The purpose of this study was threefold in nature. The first purpose was to study the life and educational background of Frederick Gordon Bonser in order to gain an understanding of the man and his educational purposes and objectives. A second purpose was to gain an insight into Bonser's philosophy of education; and the third purpose was to examine the available writings of Bonser in an attempt to analyze his philosophy of industrial arts as a phase of general education.
The Effects of the Industrial Revolution on Industrial Arts
It is the purpose of this study to determine, so far as possible, the standing or success of industrial arts as a better type of training to fit the present generation for successful living in the industrial society of the present day.
Electricity in Rural Areas of North Texas
"This study shows three things: (1) a precedent for the expenditure of public funds to teach electricity in our public high schools has already been established by the school system in the larger school systems of Texas, (2) the rural families living on electrified farms in the North Texas area want instruction of this type given to the boys and girls in their communities, and (3) both the rural people and the professional people of the North Texas area believe that instruction dealing with the use of electricity and electrical equipment had spread until by 1935 more than twenty-one million homes, about eighty percent of the total in America at that time, were electrified, only eleven American farms out of every 100 had central-station electricity. More than five million American farms lacked electric service. "--leaf 50.
The Essentials in the Development of a Guide for Financing, Planning and Constructing a Home
The purpose of this study is to develop a guide to inform individuals concerned with the building of a home, suggesting the proper procedures to follow in financing, planning and constructing. The study is also designed to help the potential home builder in the selection of various artisans and the purchasing of building materials, along with the basic structure of a home.
An Evaluation of Instructional Aids Available for Use in Teaching Automobile Mechanics and the Development of Additional Instructional Aids Suitable for Use in Teaching Automobile Mechanics in Industrial Arts at the Secondary Level
The purposes of this study are sixfold. They are as follows: 1. To study the various recommended courses of study for automobile mechanics and to ascertain the units of learning that are most commonly taught. 2. To obtain the various instructional aids that are available from the automotive industry to industrial arts teachers for use in teaching automobile mechanics at the secondary school level. 3. To develop suitable criteria for use in evaluating those instructional aids that are available. 4. To evaluate the instructional aids available in order to determine their probable effectiveness and practicability in teaching automobile mechanics. 5. To determine if there are instructional aids that can be developed and used by the instructor that are not available from commercial sources. 6. If there are instructional aids that can be developed but which are not available, one of the purposes of this study is to prepare plans and specifications for the construction of such aids.
An Evaluation of Ten Electricity Training System Laboratory Manuals to Ascertain their Adequacy in Meeting Curriculum Standards for the Secondary School Course: General Electricity
This study involved an evaluation of laboratory manuals available to high schools for use with electricity training systems to ascertain which-were most adequate in meeting curriculum standards for general electricity as specified in Bulletin 615 of the Texas Education Agency.
The Evolution of Certain Common Hand Tools Used in Woodwork
The purpose of this study is to present in narrative form a discussion of the evolution of hand tools employed in woodwork. The purpose is to make this treatment as concise as possible, and at the same time to depict in some detail a comprehensive analysis of the topic under consideration.
The Evolution of Doors and Doorways
It has been desired that this work will provide interested students informative reading concerning doorways as a part of architecture. It is hoped that it will be a literary contribution to the beginning architectural student and that he study will provide a point of interest for the further study of architecture and its many elements.
The Evolution of Educational Philosophy Underlying the Modern Program of Industrial Arts with Particular Emphasis upon the Contributions of John Locke
This thesis is a study of the evolution of educational philosophy underlying the modern program of industrial arts with particular emphasis upon the contributions of John Locke. The problem is limited to the study of the philosophy and theories of Locke with a brief coverage of Greek, [mediaeval], and modern periods of philosophy. It is impossible to cover in detail all the works of the three historical periods. Only the important general aspects which have a direct bearing on Locke and his influence upon industrial arts are discussed in detail in this study.
The Evolution of the Cornice
The purpose of this study was to make an investigation into the historical development and evolution of the cornice as an element in architectural design.
The Evolution of the Window as a Functional Part of the Home with Special Reference to Architectural Design
This study will deal specifically with the architectural design of windows used in the homes, temples, cathedrals, and churches in Europe from primitive times to the eighteenth century, and during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries in America. The study will not include the construction of windows nor the manufacture of the glass used in windows.
An Experimental Investigation of the Relative Effectiveness of Two Methods of Teaching Mechanical Drawing
The purpose of this study was twofold: First, to analyze two methods of teaching mechanical drawing in the seventh grade by conducting an experiment to determine by which method the greatest amount of achievement was obtained by the students in the ability to visualize, sketch, letter, and understand three-view drawing; and second, to recommend a work plan and certain teaching techniques for teaching mechanical drawing in the seventh grade of the Santa Fe, New Mexico Junior High School, based upon the method by which the greater amount of achievement was indicated in the study.
The Extent to which Texas High School Woodworking Laboratories Comply with Standards of the Texas Occupational Safety Board
The purpose of this study is threefold: (1) to identify and compile recommended safety standards for woodworking laboratories concerning guarding of machines, electrical wiring, fire prevention, flooring materials, and aisles; (2) to identify the standards that pertain to the physical facility and equipment used in industrial arts laboratories and to make them available to teachers and administrators for use in renovation of existing facilities and planning new ones; and (3) to determine the extent to which industrial arts woodworking laboratories in Texas high schools are in compliance with the safety standards set forth by the Texas Occupational Safety Board.
The Extent to Which Work and Training Beyond High School are Influenced by Industrial Arts
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence industrial arts had on post-high school students in regard to their present field of work or study. The respondents were working in or pursuing additional education in fields directly related to the industrial arts courses they took in high school.
A Follow-up Study of the Semi-professional Engineering Graduates of Arlington State College
The purposes of this study are to evaluate the effectiveness of the training program at Arlington State College; to evaluate the curricula of the Semi-Professional Engineering Program at Arlington State College; and if needed, suggest improvements in the Semi-Professional Engineering curriculum at Arlington State College.
The Formulation of Wood Stain Solvents and Color Formulas Suitable for Use in the School or Home Laboratory
The problem with which this study was concerned was that of developing wood stain formulas from a small supply of materials. These formulas should produce a wide variety of colors from which to select, the use of which should be suited to the school or home laboratory.
The Growth and Development of Technical Education in Nigeria
The problem of this study was to determine whether or not technical education has grown and developed in Nigeria and to identify problems affecting its growth.
The Growth of Industrial Arts in the Secondary Schools of Texas from 1927 to 1948
The purpose of this study was to determine the growth of industrial arts in the secondary schools of Texas from the year of 1927 to 1948.
A Historical Study of the Use of Wood and the Kinds of Woods Used in the Construction of Implements, Furniture and Buildings
This is a study of the woods used by man in the construction of implements, furniture and buildings from the the first known use of wood to the present day use of this material.
An Historical Study of Wood Fasteners Used in Woodwork
The purpose of this study is to determine how early man fastened wood together in order that it might be utilized to a greater extent and to trace the improvements and additions which have been made in these original fasteners of wood in the ensuing years.