The development of the industrial arts program and its present status in the province of Alberta Public Deposited

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  • The problem was to determine (1) to what extent the Industrial Arts Program had expanded in facilities, enrollment and teachers from 1952 to 1962, (2) to compare the status of the Industrial Arts Program in 1952 with that in 1962 to determine growth and trends, and (3) to determine to what extent the Industrial Arts Program had been successful in meeting the needs of the people who had taken it. The procedures used were to (a) send questionnaires to (i) all industrial arts teachers (ii) two hundred and fifty post-high school graduates having taken industrial arts in the County of Mountain View, Alberta, in the years 1952 to 1960 (b) by interviews and, (c) utilize the files of the Alberta Supervisor of Industrial Arts and the Development of Education for additional information. The data collected indicated that there were 121 industrial arts teachers working in the province in 1952 in comparison with 287 in 1962. There were 154 shops operating in 1952 as compared with 306 in 1962. In 1952, of the total student body, 21.5% took industrial arts while 24% received shop instruction in 1962. The course offerings were limited as to the number of areas explored. The areas most often taught were wood, metal, electricity and crafts in that order. The percentage of instructors with degrees declined from 55% in 1952 to 29.6% in 1962. The follow-up study of students having taken industrial arts was based on a sampling in the County of Mountain View and revealed the following; past students had entered 45 different occupations ranging from clerks to engineers. Of the boys answering 24.4% were professional, 16.8% semi-professional, 14.5% in trades, 20.6% were semi-skilled and 23.7% were unskilled. Industrial arts courses helped 70.7% in the work they were doing. Of the boys, 17.2% received their job directly as a result of school shop training and 34.5% advanced faster because of it. The work chosen by 11.2% was a direct result of the interests aroused in the shop. It was indicated by 92.2% of the students that they were better able to judge furniture-type consumer goods. Industrial arts motivated the interests of 25.2% of the respondents in their choice of hobby or recreational activity. The findings indicated that the Industrial Arts Program had expanded rapidly in Alberta in the past decade in both facilities and staff. The number of exploratory areas were very limited.
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