Date of Award

8-1971

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Master of Industrial Education

Abstract

Purpose

It is the purpose of this study to undertake a realistic evaluation of the present Houston Independent School District Industrial Arts goals in light of new technological developments and the emerging needs of society.

Method

The method used to evaluate the Houston Independent School District Industrial Arts courses was to compare their objectives with those currently being advocated by the American Industrial Arts Association and those of the new non-traditional Industrial Art Programs currently being experimented with on the national scene.

Findings

From, the information presented in this study, the observations are as follows;

1, The Houston Independent School District Industrial Arts program on the average covers sixty-seven percent of the objectives advocated by the American Industrial Arts Association.

2, The Innovative Industrial Arts program on the average cover ninety-three point four percent of the objectives advocated by the American Industrial Arts Association.

3, The objective listed as most important by the American Industrial Arts Association, "To develop in each student an insight and understanding of industry and its place in the culture," (5, p. 3) was covered one-hundred percent by the innovative Industrial Arts programs and only forty percent by the Houston Independent School District Industrial Arts program.

4, One of the least important objectives suggested by the American Industrial Arts Association, To develop in each student basic skills in the proper use of common industrial tools, machines, and processes,0 (5, p. 4) was covered one-hundred percent by the Houston Independent School District and only seventy point eight percent by the Innovative programs.

5. Eighty-nine percent of the Houston Independent School District Industrial Arts programs are confined to the areas of wood, metal, and drafting.

Publisher

Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College

Rights

© 2021 Prairie View A & M University

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Date of Digitization

3/18/2022

Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View

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