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Electricity in Rural Areas of North Texas

Electricity in Rural Areas of North Texas

Date: January 1949
Creator: Greathouse, Charles Simmons
Description: "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.
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An Historical Study of Wood Fasteners Used in Woodwork

An Historical Study of Wood Fasteners Used in Woodwork

Date: January 1953
Creator: Suter, Edwin Perry
Description: 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.
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Correlation of Industrial Arts in the Elementary Grades

Correlation of Industrial Arts in the Elementary Grades

Date: January 1950
Creator: Formagus, Nace
Description: 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.
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A Study of Industrial Arts Programs in Negro High Schools of Texas

A Study of Industrial Arts Programs in Negro High Schools of Texas

Date: January 1953
Creator: Ottinger, Sam J.
Description: "The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which industrial arts is taught in the Negro high schools of Texas, the number of pupils enrolled in the schools, the types of programs offered the amount and kind of equipment provided for teaching industrial arts, and the qualifications of the teachers."--4.
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The Evolution of Certain Common Hand Tools Used in Woodwork

The Evolution of Certain Common Hand Tools Used in Woodwork

Date: June 1953
Creator: Johnson, Thomas Burnett
Description: 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.
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To Determine If the Industrial Arts Teachers of Texas Need Or Want State-Wide Industrial Arts Supervision

To Determine If the Industrial Arts Teachers of Texas Need Or Want State-Wide Industrial Arts Supervision

Date: June 1947
Creator: Money, Homer E.
Description: Industrial Arts today is included in a majority of the large high school curricula, and most school administrators do not consider the school program well rounded unless such work is offered. However, the Industrial Arts teachers of Texas do not have the advantage of a supervisor in their field of work. Each school is an entity in itself. There is no concerted state-wide program, no link between widely diversified needs and situations, no one to advise the young teacher beginning his work, and no one to aid the more experienced teachers in different situations. The State Department of Education recommends a uniform course of study, but each teacher is free to use his own interpretation of what he should teach and what he should not teach. Educators, mindful of the beneficial results of supervision in other fields, have asked for a State Supervision of Industrial Arts, and provision has been made in the next school budget for such an official if the Legislature approves. 1 The purpose of this investigation is to determine, if possible, whether a supervisory program is needed or wanted by the Industrial Arts teachers of Texas.
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A Study to Identify Industrial Arts Skills and Understandings Needed by Graduates of Pampa High School Seeking Employment in Gray County, Texas

A Study to Identify Industrial Arts Skills and Understandings Needed by Graduates of Pampa High School Seeking Employment in Gray County, Texas

Date: August 1965
Creator: Mackey, William K.
Description: "The study sought to answer the following questions: 1. What skills and understandings may be acquired in industrial arts courses as described in Principles and Standards for Accrediting Elementary and Secondary Schools that might be helpful to youth seeking employment in the Pampa area? 2. What is the current industrial arts program in the Pampa Independent School district? 3. What skills and understandings receive the greatest emphasis in the Pampa industrial arts program? 4. What skills and understandings associated with industrial arts do Gray County employers recommend as being helpful in the performance of jobs for which terminal students might be considered? 5. What are the employment opportunities in Gray County for Pampa Independent School District terminal students?" --p. 4
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Types of Home Repairs and Improvements Made by People Who Maintain a Home and the Factors Influencing the Selection, Use, and Care of Tools and Equipment

Types of Home Repairs and Improvements Made by People Who Maintain a Home and the Factors Influencing the Selection, Use, and Care of Tools and Equipment

Date: August 1956
Creator: Clark, Robert J.
Description: Home repairs and maintenance are a necessary responsibility of any person who maintains a home. This responsibility can usually be met in one of two ways: first, someone can be hired to do the maintenance, or the person can do it himself. However, home repairs are costly and at times prohibitive to the average person who maintains a home. Then, too, there have been times in the past, especially during the war years, when it was next to impossible to secure the services of trained mechanics for home maintenance. During such time, and out of such necessity, many people began to make their own repairs and other improvements and, as a result, a gradual "do-it-yourself" movement has invaded all sections of the country. With the changing of times, with money a little more plentiful and manpower back in civilian life, do people who maintain their homes continue to make their own home repairs?
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An Analysis of the Work of Pestalozzi in Education and His Philosophy Concerning Practical Arts

An Analysis of the Work of Pestalozzi in Education and His Philosophy Concerning Practical Arts

Date: August 1950
Creator: Kay, Leland Oliver
Description: 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?
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A Study to Develop and Propose a System of Industrial Arts Accounting and Bookkeeping for the Secondary Schools of Fort Worth, Texas

A Study to Develop and Propose a System of Industrial Arts Accounting and Bookkeeping for the Secondary Schools of Fort Worth, Texas

Date: August 1950
Creator: Boyd, Richard L.
Description: The purpose of the study is to develop and propose a system of industrial arts accounting and bookkeeping for the secondary schools of Fort Worth, Texas, if it is found, through the study, that the instructors of industrial arts in Fort Worth, Texas, need and desire a systematic method of keeping financial records.
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A Study of the Housing Facilities Provided for Industrial Arts at North Texas State College with Standards and Suggestions for Use in Planning and Constructing Additional Facilities

A Study of the Housing Facilities Provided for Industrial Arts at North Texas State College with Standards and Suggestions for Use in Planning and Constructing Additional Facilities

Date: August 1955
Creator: Box, Marshall R.
Description: "This is a study of the facilities provided and needed for industrial arts at North Texas State College, Denton, Texas with standards and suggestions for use in planning and constructing additional and new facilities."--1-2.
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A Study and Evaluation of Certain Practices of the Financial Administration of Industrial Arts Departments in Class A High Schools of Texas

A Study and Evaluation of Certain Practices of the Financial Administration of Industrial Arts Departments in Class A High Schools of Texas

Date: February 1951
Creator: Anderson, Ward
Description: This is a study and evaluation of certain practices in the financial administration of industrial arts programs operating in accredited four-year class "A" high schools in Texas. The study seeks to answer the following questions: 1. Are industrial arts teachers properly prepared to administer the financial transactions involved in an industrial arts program? 2. Is there a need for establishing standard practices and principles to be used in administering industrial arts finance? 3. Is there a danger of criticism of the industrial arts departments and the teachers, because of inefficiency in the administration of shop finance? 4. Are practices now in use basically sound? 5. Are adequate records being kept? 7. What steps should be taken to eliminate the objectional practices now in use and to initiate the more desirable ones?
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The History of the Industrial Arts Department of North Texas State College from 1911 to 1955

The History of the Industrial Arts Department of North Texas State College from 1911 to 1955

Date: January 1956
Creator: Varley, Roy Lavergne
Description: At the request of the Department of Industrial Arts, North Texas State College, Denton, Texas, this record of the beginning and of the changes made in the department has been compiled. Not only the changes that were made in late years, but the propaganda, the speeches, and the laws which brought about this department will be reviewed.
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A Study of Industrial Arts Graduates of North Texas State University from 1956 through 1965

A Study of Industrial Arts Graduates of North Texas State University from 1956 through 1965

Date: June 1970
Creator: Miller, Lowell R.
Description: "This study was conducted to collect and analyze data relative to the employment status of industrial arts graduates."--1.
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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of the Apprenticeship Training Programs Operated by the Craft Trades in Dallas

A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of the Apprenticeship Training Programs Operated by the Craft Trades in Dallas

Date: January 1969
Creator: Brown, H. C.
Description: "The purpose of the study is twofold. First, to determine the effectiveness of the apprenticeship training program in selected building crafts in the Dallas metropolitan area during the period September 1959 to June 1967. In order to arrive at a point of determination concerning the effectiveness of the apprenticeship, it will be necessary to delve into the organization, administration, and implementation of the apprenticeship training program as operated by the Dallas Independent School District in cooperation with the craft trades and their respective labor unions. This will include a study of apprenticeship committees, curriculum, methods of selection of apprentices, and qualifications of instructors for apprenticeship training programs. Second, to determine any weaknesses in the training programs which may exist and to make recommendations for improvement of the program." -- p. 3
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A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Polyethylene Glycol 1000 for Forming Wood Veneer Projects from Green Lumber

A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Polyethylene Glycol 1000 for Forming Wood Veneer Projects from Green Lumber

Date: December 1973
Creator: Koesler, Rudolph John
Description: The problem was to determine the effectiveness of using polyethylene glycol 1000 in the treatment of green wood for the purpose of forming projects made of wood veneer and of simple design for use in junior high or high school woodworking classes. The purpose of this study was to seek answers to the following questions. 1. Is polyethylene glycol 1000 an effective stabilizing agent for green wood veneer that can be used in school woodworking classes? 2. Can green wood veneer treated with polyethylene glycol 1000 be bent to form simple woodwork projects? 3. Can green wood veneer treated with polyethylene glycol 1000 be successfully used in junior high and high school woodworking classes? 4. What length of treatment time is best for green wood veneer that is to be used to form simple bent wood projects? 5. Is one-fourth inch thickness suitable for green wood veneer that is to be treated with polyethylene glycol 1000 and used to form simple bent wood projects?
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A Study of the Drafting Curriculum in the Fort Worth Public High Schools, Fort Worth, Texas

A Study of the Drafting Curriculum in the Fort Worth Public High Schools, Fort Worth, Texas

Date: December 2012
Creator: Agee, David W.
Description: This is a study of the drafting curriculum in the Fort Worth public high schools, Fort Worth, Texas.The specific purposes or the study were as follows: 1. To review and compare the courses and content of the drafting curriculums listed in the bulletins of the TEA and the Fort Worth Public Schools. 2. To study drafting scheduling procedures in each of the Fort Worth public high schools. 3. To study the courses and contents of the drafting curriculums offered in each of the Fort Worth public high schools. 4. To determine if there are variations from school to school in curriculum content of the drafting courses in each of the Fort Worth public high schools. 5. To offer suggestions and recommendations for improving the program, if weaknesses were evident, when the program was evaluated by acceptable criteria (12, 13, and 14).
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A Study to Determine the Need for Industrial Arts Activities for Enriching the Elementary Curriculum in the Fort Worth Public Schools

A Study to Determine the Need for Industrial Arts Activities for Enriching the Elementary Curriculum in the Fort Worth Public Schools

Date: August 1958
Creator: Leeth, James C.
Description: Industrial arts has been taught in varying degrees in the elementary schools of Texas for a number of years. In some cases, industrial arts activities have been integrated with other subject matter areas, and in some cases they have been taught as a separate subject. There have been several studies made concerning what the nature and extent of industrial arts activities should be at the elementary level. Research indicates, however, that there has been no study made to determine if industrial arts activities could be used to enrich the elementary curriculum in the Fort Worth Independent School District. The problem of this study is to determine if there is a need for industrial arts activities to enrich the elementary curriculum in the Fort Worth Independent School District, Fort Worth, Texas.
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An Analysis of a Curriculum Guide Developed for Industrial Plastics as Listed in Bulletin 615 of the Texas Education Agency

An Analysis of a Curriculum Guide Developed for Industrial Plastics as Listed in Bulletin 615 of the Texas Education Agency

Date: December 1974
Creator: Smith, William Elton
Description: 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.
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Industrial Arts: A Medium for Economic Education

Industrial Arts: A Medium for Economic Education

Date: August 1974
Creator: Leslie, Leo A.
Description: This study of the feasibility of introducing certain economic concepts into secondary school industrial arts curricula reveals that most Americans understand economics poorly. The study divides economic concepts into seven major categories with which the responsible adult should be familiar. The study examines trends toward involving economics in contemporary industrial arts projects and presents selected such activities with an economic emphasis. The study concludes by distinguishing between suitable and unsuitable economic concepts for integration into industrial arts curricula.
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A Study of Girls' Involvement in Industrial Arts in Texas

A Study of Girls' Involvement in Industrial Arts in Texas

Date: May 1973
Creator: Work, Charles W.
Description: "This study was conducted to find the extent to which girls are involved in industrial arts classes and related activities in Texas public schools, the factors which limit their enrollment, and teachers' opinions concerning industrial arts experiences most beneficial for girls. Data were obtained from bulletins, books, magazines, related studies, and from information forms completed by 123 industrial arts teachers....Among the more important findings were: 1. Girls tend to enroll in certain areas of industrial arts with little or no participation in other areas. 2. A large majority of the respondents indicated they would be receptive to teaching industrial arts to girls. 3. The respondents indicated industrial arts would be of great value to girls. 4. The optimum number of industrial arts credits for girls is one or two. 5. Girls should be taught in mixed classes. 6. The realization of the states objectives of industrial arts is of equal value to boys and girls. 7. Many girls have negative feelings toward becoming involved in industrial arts. 8. Exchange units and unified arts programs are of value to girls and boys." --p. 2
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A Study of the Knowledge and Skills Required of Draftsmen in Descriptive Geometry, and What is Offered in Texas Junior Colleges

A Study of the Knowledge and Skills Required of Draftsmen in Descriptive Geometry, and What is Offered in Texas Junior Colleges

Date: May 1972
Creator: Ewing, George E.
Description: This study was conducted to ascertain whether or not the opportunities for developing competencies in descriptive geometry needed by draftsmen in the Dallas -Fort Worth area are being provided in Texas junior colleges. Findings concerning the knowledge, skills, and equipment associated with descriptive geometry as it is presented in Texas junior colleges were compared with competencies in descriptive geometry that representatives of industry believe are important for successful draftsmen in companies in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The purpose of the study is to compile information which will be of use to school officials and teachers in developing courses of study that will enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills needed for success in industry.
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A Comparative Study of Three Epoxy Resins in the Industrial Arts Laboratory

A Comparative Study of Three Epoxy Resins in the Industrial Arts Laboratory

Date: May 1974
Creator: Yeatts, Fred Henry
Description: 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.
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An Industrial Arts Program for Superior High School Students

An Industrial Arts Program for Superior High School Students

Date: December 1973
Creator: Wesley, Joe Gail
Description: The problem of this study was to develop a set of workable guidelines that could be implemented in the development of an industrial arts program for the superior high school student.
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