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Skills and Knowledge Required of Employees in the Steel Fabrication Industry in the Greater Fort Worth Metropolitan Area

Description: This study was designed to determine the employment opportunities in the steel fabrication industry of the Greater Fort Worth Metropolitan Area, and to ascertain what skills and knowledge were required of the prospective employee and which of these skills were being taught in the Industrial Arts metalworking laboratories. The Machine Metalworking I & II curriculum was established and related to information gained through a questionnaire sent to participating steel fabrication firms. The study was used to determine present and anticipated employment opportunities in the steel fabrication industry and aid in evaluating the curriculum of Machine Metalworking I & II as it relates to the employment requirements of the steel fabrication industry.
Date: May 1976
Creator: McPeak, W. Dennis

Selecting Technical Competencies for Beginning Industrial Arts Woodworking Teachers in a Competency-Based eacher Education Program

Description: The problem was to identify the technical competencies necessary for beginning industrial arts woodworking teachers in Texas public secondary schools. Twenty-seven clusters of competencies were listed on a questionnaire sent to ninety-one supervisors of industrial arts in eighty-six Texas school districts requesting that these supervisors evaluate each cluster as "Essential," "Desirable," or "Unnecessary." Sixty-six questionnaires were returned (72.53 percent). A weighted rating scale was used to determine an overall evaluation for each cluster, with the result that twenty-five of the clusters were judged to be "Essential" and the two remaining clusters were judged to be "Desirable." It was concluded that the clusters judged to be "Essential" should be part of the required curriculum and that more training in tool maintenance be given.
Date: December 1975
Creator: Hay, William C.

A Proposed Course of Study for Industrial Arts Power Technology for Ninth Grade in Texas Schools

Description: The purpose of this study was to determine topics being taught by power technology instructors in Texas and to develop a curriculum from these topics. This curriculum was meant to be a guide for a power technology course for the ninth grade. Questionnaires were distributed to power technology instructors in Texas. The topics from these questionnaires which instructors indicated they were teaching or they believed should be included in instructional content were made a part of the power technology curriculum. It was concluded most topics mentioned were in use or were indicated important to a comprehensive curriculum.
Date: August 1975
Creator: White, James Donald

A Study to Identify the Essential Furniture and Equipment Needed for Instructional Programs in Industrial Arts in Grades Seven and Eight in Texas Public Schools

Description: The purpose of this study was to identify the essential furniture and equipment needed for instructional programs in industrial arts in grades seven and eight in Texas public schools. The study includes a brief history of federal and state legislation affecting industrial arts and vocational education. A checklist containing items of furniture and equipment applicable to each of the twelve approved areas of Introductory General Shop in grades seven and eight was sent to industrial arts teachers, supervisors of industrial arts in the pilot programs, and industrial arts teacher educators in Texas. Over 51 per cent of the respondents agreed that a majority of the items listed in the checklist were essential or desirable for instructional programs in industrial arts in grades seven and eight.
Date: August 1975
Creator: Sibley, Sam W.

The Suitability of Available Industrial Arts Textbooks for the Subject Area of Power Mechanics

Description: The problem of this study was to determine the suitability of available industrial arts textbooks for classroom use in the subject area of power mechanics. Criteria used in determining the subject matter content and format suitability of the textbooks were selected from previous research and applied to the textbooks by five jurors. Only one of the eight textbooks evaluated for subject matter content was found suitable for use in courses in power mechanics, while all of the textbooks were found suitable when evaluated for format. In order to conduct a comprehensive industrial arts power mechanics program, teachers must rely on supplementary materials in classroom instruction because of the low levels of subject matter suitability of the textbooks.
Date: August 1975
Creator: Hocker, Joseph P.

The Public Image of Industrial Arts in Dallas, Texas

Description: The purpose of this study is to determine the public image of industrial arts education in Dallas, Texas. Information sought is obtained from interview schedules using random sampling techniques. The results of the study indicate that the public is not generally informed about industrial arts education. It is recommended that the public be informed as to the difference between industrial arts and vocational education. It is also recommended that more girls be introduced to industrial arts. It is further recommended that the world of construction and world of manufacturing be expanded.
Date: December 1974
Creator: Jones, Marley C.

A Survey to Ascertain the Assignments for an Eighteen-Week Curriculum for the World of Construction

Description: The purpose of this study was to ascertain which assignments from the course outline for The World of Construction should be deleted, retained, or combined with each other to form the curriculum for an eighteen-week construction technology curriculum. The study contains a brief descriptive account of the development of the Industrial Arts Curriculum Project. Questionnaires asking for the opinions of experienced teachers of The World of Construction were distributed in the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas school districts. Respondents indicated that the majority did not agree upon which assignments should be deleted, shortened and combined, and that all of the assignments were considered to be important and essential.
Date: December 1974
Creator: Humphrey, Joe W.

A Comparison of the California Test of Mental Maturity and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children in Four Clinical Groups of School Children

Description: The primary problem of this study was to compare the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and the California Test of Mental Maturity S-F, 1962 Revision, in order to determine whether the two instruments were interchangeable with respect to intelligence quotients for a school-clinical population.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Nichols, Leslie A.

Verbal Reinforcement of Self-Referent Affective Responses of Transitional Care Patients on a Modified Taffel Task

Description: The hypothesis of this study is: Transitional care patients reinforced for displaying a particular affective verbal habit (either positive or negative) opposite their original affective verbal habit (either negative or positive) will increase their tendency to display the reinforced affective verbal habit.
Date: August 1969
Creator: Lane, James R.

Liberality toward the Negro as Related to Classification and School of Study

Description: The purpose of the present study is to measure the amount of liberality of college students, freshman through graduate, in the schools of psychology and business administration at North Texas State University, toward the Negro. This purpose was accomplished through the use of a variation of the semantic differential which was developed by C. E. Osgood to measure the meaning of various concepts.
Date: January 1969
Creator: Dunlap, Caswell J.

The Effectiveness of Denton State School's Developmental Evaluation Form in Evaluating an Operant Training Program for Severely Retarded Boys

Description: The problem of this study was to evaluate Denton State School's Developmental Evaluation Form as it is now being used in their operant conditioning techniques in certain basic self-help areas, and to suggest a more effective and informative method of scoring the Evaluation Form. The present method of scoring this evaluation form requires that -all items at each developmental level be passed in order to receive credit for that level. No partial credit is given at any level. This method of scoring yields a developmental level at which. the individual is functioning. It does not, however, point out the total overall development of the individual. The present type of basal developmental scoring is not as discriminating as far as picturing an individual's total development as the one which will be suggested.
Date: May 1968
Creator: Graham, Malcolm J.

Relationships between Level of Aspiration and Psychological Needs at the College Level

Description: The concept of level of aspiration bears directly on goal setting behavior; it is a convenient and important variable in understanding human motivation in a variety of situations. Thus it was the purpose of this study to investigate the relationships between levels of aspiration and the psychological needs of achievement, dominance, autonomy, change, and aggression.
Date: January 1966
Creator: Skelton, Sanford Kent

Creativity and the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey

Description: The purposes of this study are as follows: 1) to investigate the similarities and differences in the temperaments of a higher creative group and a lower creative group and 2) to investigate the effectiveness of the Guilford-Zimmerman Temperament Survey in identifying higher creative individuals and lower creative individuals, as measured by the AC Test of Creative Ability.
Date: August 1963
Creator: Martin, Donald Wesley

A Survey to Determine Current Practices and Procedures in Counseling in Residential Treatment Centers for Emotionally Disturbed Children

Description: Since this is a survey to determine the current practices and procedures of counseling in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children, the problem of this study may be stated as follows: (1) to review related literature in the field of counseling and guidance in order to determine the best educational thought as to what constitutes a good counseling program; (2) by means of a survey in the form of a questionnaire, to determine what is actually being done in counseling work in established residential treatment centers for disturbed children; (3) to determine, from information received, good counseling work practices for treating emotionally disturbed children.
Date: 1958
Creator: Blair, William B.