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

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.
Date: December 1974
Creator: Smith, William Elton

A Comparative Profile Study of the Industrial Arts Major at North Texas State University

Description: 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.
Date: May 1972
Creator: Will, Harrision

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

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 Data was gathered from texts, periodicals, and unpublished data.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.
Date: May 1974
Creator: Yeatts, Fred Henry

A Descriptive Approach to the Development and Implementation of Career Education in the Dallas Independent School System

Description: 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.
Date: May 1973
Creator: Kile, Robert Dewayne

Drafting in Texas: A Survey of Course Content as It Related to Teacher Usage of Information Compiled by the Texas Education Agency

Description: 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.
Date: December 1972
Creator: Crutchfield, J. Stuart

An Evaluation of Ten Electricity Training System Laboratory Manuals to Ascertain their Adequacy in Meeting Curriculum Standards for the Secondary School Course: General Electricity

Description: 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.
Date: August 1971
Creator: Turner, Richard M.

The Extent to which Texas High School Woodworking Laboratories Comply with Standards of the Texas Occupational Safety Board

Description: 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.
Date: December 1972
Creator: Moss, Joe C.

The Extent to Which Work and Training Beyond High School are Influenced by Industrial Arts

Description: 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.
Date: August 1973
Creator: Brooks, Bill D.

The History of the Industrial Arts Department of North Texas State University from 1955 To 1975

Description: This history is designed to study the Industrial Arts Department at North Texas State University, The study is broken down into the areas of enrollment trends, the faculty, the curriculum, and the physical facilities. This study found that the Industrial Arts Department's class card enrollment remained relatively stable from 1955 to 1975. There was little fluctuation in semester credit hours in the Industrial Arts Department from 1955 to 1975. This study also found that the curriculum of the department is designed mainly for undergraduate students, The number of female students is increasing in the department and the number of degrees awarded by the Industrial Arts Department is declining,
Date: December 1977
Creator: Barber, Gerald L.

A History of the Texas Industrial Arts Association from 1955 to 1971

Description: "The purpose of this study was to record a history of the Texas Industrial Arts Association from 1955 to 1971. Information was sought concerning the following problems: (1) What circumstances prompted the founding of the Texas Industrial Arts Association? (2) Who were those instrumental in founding the Texas Industrial Arts Association? (3) What were the purposes for which the Texas Industrial Arts Association was founded and (4) What have been the major contributions of the association?...the data used in this study were obtained from personal interviews, letters of correspondence, bulletins, brochures, minutes of the association meetings, unpublished manuscripts, theses, programs, and books." --p. 1
Date: December 1971
Creator: Williams, David A.

The Identification of Effective Practices for Teaching Multiple Shop Activities

Description: This study was conducted to identify certain effective practices currently being utilized in teaching multiple activity industrial arts classes. The study was concerned with those practices being used in middle school, junior high school, and intermediate school general shop classes where multiple activities were being taught.
Date: May 1973
Creator: Campbell, Robert Dale

The Impact of Expanding Technical Knowledge on the Beginning Industrial Arts Teacher

Description: This study measures technical preparation and job demands among North Texas State University industrial arts graduates teaching in high schools. In addition to data from professional literature and the NTSU Bulletin, questionnaire mailings reveal that most graduates consider themselves qualified although recommending more semester hours of industrial arts for certification. They also affirm the practical value to the teacher of experience in industry. The study recommends narrowing the number of areas in industrial arts preparation and providing a more specialized teacher-training program with greater uniformity of semester hours.
Date: August 1974
Creator: McCulley, Charles R.

Industrial Application of Three-dimensional Engineering Models to Development of Product Design and Its Relation to Industrial Arts Programs

Description: The problem encountered in this study was threefold: 1. To analyze the field of engineering models used in design studies and identify and define the way in which they are applied to product development. 2. To determine the degree and extent of skills and knowledge necessary for constructing engineering models. 3. To compare the skills and knowledge associated with model building to course content offered in industrial arts.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Hocking, John S.

Industrial Arts: A Medium for Economic Education

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.
Date: August 1974
Creator: Leslie, Leo A.

Proposed Guidelines for an Industrial Arts Program for the Mentally Retarded in Public School Systems

Description: The problem was concerned with determining what skills were necessary for the employment of the mentally retarded and what guidelines may be used in developing these skills in the secondary level industrial arts program. The study developed guidelines which should prove useful to an industrial arts instructor having mentally retarded students in his classroom. The guidelines were based upon the results of an industrial survey and available literature.
Date: December 1971
Creator: Page, Ronald T.

A Study of Achievement and Term Grades of Beginning Drafting Students in College Relating to Their High School Drawing Instruction

Description: This study was to ascertain what relationship exists between the semester grades earned by students enrolled in the beginning drafting course at North Texas State University and the number of years of mechanical drawing that the student had in high school.
Date: January 1970
Creator: Stotts, Richard L.

A Study of Contemporary Industrial Arts Education and Industrial Technology Education Programs

Description: This study is an investigation of the baccalaureate degree requirements in industrial arts education and industrial technology education with special emphasis on the similarities and differences between the two curriculums. The criteria used as a basis for comparison are (1) clarification of terminology, (2) historical trends in the development of the present programs, (3) basic program philosophies, (4) curriculum content, (5) objectives sought by each curriculum, (6) number of graduates from each program, and (7) employment of the graduates.
Date: August 1973
Creator: Russum, Isaac J.

A Study of Girls' Involvement in Industrial Arts in Texas

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
Date: May 1973
Creator: Work, Charles W.