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First Advisor

Brown, Robert D.||Gilbert, Harold G., 1921-

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Legacy Department

Department of Industry and Technology


Industrial arts--Study and teaching


Problem: The purpose of the study was to bring together, describe and examine data concerning industrial arts exhibits which were being held on an organized basis in the United States and territories. More specifically, the study was concerned with answering the following questions: (1) To what extent were state regional exhibits for public and private school industrial arts projects being sponsored by colleges, universities or other groups? (2) To what extent were local exhibits for public and private school industrial education projects being conducted at the city and county level? (3) To whet, extent were exhibits for public and private school industrial arts projects being conducted on the state level? (3) To what extent did these exhibits vary in administrative procedure, award criteria, and objectives? (5) Should the various regional and state programs be more fully coordinated? (6) Should the various exhibits be similar in objectives, award criteria, and administrative procedure? Procedure: Information forms were sent to State Department of Education officials in fifty states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in an attempt to gain information concerning exhibit activity in the respective states. A questionnaire was mailed to exhibit officials in charge of local, regional and state events. This study was baaed on information received from the information blanks as well as from brochures, exhibit regulations and other information sent by the respondents. Conclusions: Industrial education exhibits of the type examined were being carried on in thirty-eight states and Puerto Rico during 1961. State level exhibits were being conducted in twenty-nine out of the forty-eight states examined in the study. Administrative procedures were necessarily quite varied, depending upon the type of the exhibit and the area represented. Objectives of the exhibits were also quite varied with an emphasis placed on those objectives which had to do with public relations. A majority of the respondents were in favor of establishing a more coordinated system of local, regional, state and national events. Feelings of the group were quite evenly divided regarding the desirability of formulating standardization procedures.


Includes bibliographical references.||Pagination skips page 90.


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