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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.
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.
A Study and Evaluation of the Lighting in the Industrial Arts Shops of the Fort Worth Public Schools
There are many factors to be considered when studying the lighting of industrial arts shops. Adequate light is one of the most important factors, and by adequate lighting is meant light that is sufficient in quantity and quality. Other factors to be considered include the location of the shops in the building, the windows, interior painting, width, and length, and the ceiling height of the shoprooms. The study herein is directed toward better lighting in the industrial arts shops for more efficient work.
A Study of the Success of 209 Graduates of the Houston Public Schools on the Basis of their Wages and Increases in Wages
The problem of this study is to make a comparative analysis of the success, based on wages and increases in wages, of 209 students. There were 103 students who had completed Type "B" vocational training and 106 high school graduates who had not completed or taken Type "B" vocational training in the Houston Public Schools.
A Study of Trade Education and Apprentice Training in the United States with Special Reference to Certain Corporation Training Programs
This is a study of trade education and apprentice training in the United States with special reference to certain corporation training programs.
A study of the possibilities of including industrial arts in the Whitney Elementary School, grades three through eight, based upon the needs and desires of the parents and students in the school area
This study was conducted in order to determine the community need and desire for an Industrial Arts program in the elementary school at Whitney, Texas.
A Study of the Philosophy of Froebel Concerning the Practical Arts and His Influence on the Philosophy of Modern-Day Industrial Arts in the United States
This is a comparative study of Friedrich Froebel's educational philosophy concerning the practical arts and the philosophy of modern-day industrial arts. The study does not attempt to present new ideas concerning these philosophies, but it merely endeavors to co-ordinate the ideas of various educators in relation to the subject.
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.
A Study of the Craftsmen of Ancient and Medieval Civilizations to Show the Influence of their Training on our Present Day Method of Trade Education
The problem is a study of the craftsmen of ancient and medieval civilizations to show the influence of their training on our present day method of trade education. The problem is limited to a study of ancient and medieval craftsmen and their methods of vocational training as they existed from the dawn of recorded history until the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The study ends at this point because it is here the apprenticeship system began its decline.
A Study of the Development and Use of Plastics in Industry with Proposals for the Adaptation of Plastics as a Phase of Industrial Arts
The purpose of this study is twofold. First, it is to present evidence of the ever-increasing development and use of plastics by industry. A second purpose after presentation of evidence, is to propose that industrial arts must adapt work with plastics as a phase of its program in order to meet present-day needs of the growing generation.
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.
Industrial Arts in the Carrollton High School, Carrollton, Texas
This study is to determine a sound industrial arts program which will meet better the needs of the students attending Carrollton High School and the community.
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?
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.
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.
A Study of the Local Industrial Resources, their Availability, and Extent of Use in the Teaching of Industrial Arts in the Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas
The purpose of this study is fourfold: first, to study the local industrial resources; second, to assemble and analyze data concerning the availability of industrial resources for instructional enrichment of the industrial arts program; third, to assemble and analyze data concerning the extent of use of available industrial resources in teaching industrial arts in the Dallas Independent School District; and fourth, to make recommendations and conclusions based on the findings of the study.
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.
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.
A Study of Industrial Arts Programs in Negro High Schools of Texas
"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.
A Study to Develop and Propose a System of Industrial Arts Accounting and Bookkeeping for the Secondary Schools of Fort Worth, Texas
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.
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.
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
"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.
A Study and Evaluation of Certain Practices of the Financial Administration of Industrial Arts Departments in Class A High Schools of Texas
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?
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 Study to determine the Type of Industrial Arts Curriculum Desired and Needed in the Thomas A. Edison School of Dallas, Texas
This study seeks to answer the following questions: 1. In what industrial arts subjects are the students interested? 2. What industrial arts courses do the teachers want in the Thomas A. Edison School curriculum? 3. What industrial arts courses do the parents want offered in the Thomas A. Edison School curriculum? 4. What benefits do the parents and teachers believe will come from an industrial arts program in the Thomas A. Edison School?
A Study of the Influence of Certain Rulers of France and England on the Design of Furniture from 1300-1830
This study will attempt to show the influence of certain rulers on the construction and design of furniture during the years 1300 to 1830.
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.
A Study of Student-Personnel Organization Used in the Junior High School Industrial Arts Programs in Texas
The problem of this study is to determine the types of classroom organization and the extent of their use in the junior high school industrial arts programs.
A Study of the Housing Facilities Provided for Industrial Arts in the Junior High Schools of Seven Panhandle Counties
This is a study of the housing facilities provided for industrial arts in the junior high schools of seven Panhandle counties of Texas.
Study of the Industrial Arts Programs in the Junior Colleges of Texas
This is a study of the industrial arts programs in the junior colleges of Texas with special reference to the nature and scope of the curriculums, the teaching staff, and instructional and housing facilities.
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 Occupational Therapy Curriculum Study
In order to provide an understanding of the curricula of the colleges and universities active in the training of occupational therapists and to assist in gaining knowledge from their experience, this study attempts to analyze the training program of all these schools. The available information, as well as a resulting "connecting thread" in these different curricula, will aid any college or university that wishes to accept the challenge of the aforementioned demand in establishing an outstanding department of occupational therapy.
The Use of Closed Circuit Television as an Implement of Industrial Security
The problem of this study was to determine to what extent industry was making use of closed circuit television as an implement of industrial security. The data for this study were provided by a group of thirty-two security chiefs of industry, and by another group of fifteen law enforcement officials in the Dallas and Fort Worth Metropolitan area. Of those industrial concerns making use of closed circuit television as an aid to security, a majority use the medium for surveillance of controlled access areas, with theft control and control of plant access following closely behind. For the most part, all surveyed thought that closed circuit television was very efficient.
An Investigation of the Role of Industrial Arts in Developing Values in the Areas of Work and Leisure
The problem with which this investigation is concerned is that of examining the work and leisure values in the industrial society and identifying objectives and methods which develop these two values in the student through industrial arts. Information was gathered from the written works of industrial arts, general education, sociology, and psychology. The study offers a survey of work and leisure values which have evolved in the twentieth century. Also, it presents a historical perspective of industrial arts objectives relating to work and leisure values as they are influenced by the vocational, social, and general education movements. Finally, the study presents specific strategies and tactics which develop work and leisure values through industrial arts.
A Study of the Requirements for a Baccalaureate Degree with Industrial Arts as the Major Course of Study in Seven Institutions of Higher Learning from 1920-1953
The specific purposes of the study are as follows: first, to study the general requirements for the baccalaureate degree and teaching certificate in the institutions included in the study; second, to study and analyze the requirements in each of the institutions for a major or first minor in industrial arts; third, to determine the changes and trends with respect to the total programs of preparation and changes and trends in the various phases of industrial arts taught in each of the institutions.
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
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.
A Proposed Course of Study for Industrial Arts Power Technology for Ninth Grade in Texas Schools
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.
A Study of Industrial Arts Graduates of North Texas State University from 1956 through 1965
"This study was conducted to collect and analyze data relative to the employment status of industrial arts graduates."--1.
The History of the Industrial Arts Department of North Texas State University from 1955 To 1975
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,
A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of the Apprenticeship Training Programs Operated by the Craft Trades in Dallas
"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
A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Polyethylene Glycol 1000 for Forming Wood Veneer Projects from Green Lumber
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?
A Survey to Ascertain the Assignments for an Eighteen-Week Curriculum for the World of Construction
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.
The Public Image of Industrial Arts in Dallas, Texas
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.
The Suitability of Available Industrial Arts Textbooks for the Subject Area of Power Mechanics
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.
Selecting Technical Competencies for Beginning Industrial Arts Woodworking Teachers in a Competency-Based eacher Education Program
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.
A Study to Determine the Need for Industrial Arts Activities for Enriching the Elementary Curriculum in the Fort Worth Public Schools
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.
A Study to Identify Industrial Arts Skills and Understandings Needed by Graduates of Pampa High School Seeking Employment in Gray County, Texas
"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
A Study of Safety in the Industrial Plastics Laboratories in the Secondary Schools of the Fort Worth Independent School District
This study was conducted in order to determine what safety practices and procedures were employed in the industrial plastics laboratories in the secondary schools of the Fort Worth Independent School District. Data were obtained from literature in the field of safety education in industrial arts and from an information form mailed to the teachers of industrial plastics in the Fort Worth Independent School District. Hazardous conditions were found to exist in a majority of the laboratories due to a lack of sufficient floor space and work stations and the absence of proper guards on machines, proper storage facilities for flammable liquids, painted danger zones and nonskid surfaces on floors around machines.
A Study of the Foundry Metals in the High Schools in Texas
The problem of this study was to determine the type of metals used in the foundries in the high schools of Texas and the treatment of these metals. The data for this study were provided by thirty metalworking instructors of Texas high schools. Of the Texas high schools offering foundry as part of their metalworking curriculum, all included aluminum as a basic metal. In addition, the amount of metals used and their treatment varied from school to school.
A Study of Modern Automotive Tune-Up Equipment Used in Fort Worth, Texas
The problem with which this investigation was concerned was that of determining the use of modern automotive tune-up equipment as used by the automotive garages in the Fort Worth area. The data for this study were provided by fifteen garages of the Fort Worth area. Of the Fort Worth garages using electronic equipment to perform a tune-up, few appear to have the adequate equipment and few appear to make more use of the equipment. In addition, a deficiency seems evident in the use of the electronic computer in performing tune-ups.