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Considerations For Dealing With Significant Organizational Change , Donald Chrusciel Jan 2004

Considerations For Dealing With Significant Organizational Change , Donald Chrusciel

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Business enterprises are being challenged to confront change where there is impact on the enterprise due to some radical, financial, and/or organizational adjustment (significant change). By utilizing both a quantitative and qualitative research methodology and focusing on a single case study dealing with a Decision Support System (significant change), the critical success factors of previous research are confirmed, and two additional critical factors are revealed: (1) Flexible curriculum---the need for a comprehensive action plan, and (2) Perception of Personal Gain---the need to present a clear understanding addressing the aspirations of those involved and affected by the change initiative.;Learning ...


Development Of A Test Blueprint For The National Association Of Industrial Technology Certification Exam , Sheila Elaine Rowe Jan 2001

Development Of A Test Blueprint For The National Association Of Industrial Technology Certification Exam , Sheila Elaine Rowe

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The primary purpose of this study was to develop a test blueprint that would serve to identify core content, subject areas, and competencies needed to update the NAIT Certification Exam. The original certification program was established by the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) in 1991, and eight areas were identified: (1) Quality Control; (2) Production Planning and Control; (3) Industrial Supervision; (4) Industrial Finance and Accounting; (5) Industrial Safety; (6) Plant Layout and Material Handling; (7) Time And Motion Study; and (8) Industrial Communications. A prototype testing was conducted in an attempt to improve the reliability of the test ...


A Study Of The Standards Used In Vocational-Technical Teacher Preparation , Israel Colón Jr. Jan 1998

A Study Of The Standards Used In Vocational-Technical Teacher Preparation , Israel Colón Jr.

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the value, as perceived by faculty and graduates from the Vocational-Technical Education (VTE) Department at the State University of New York College at Oswego (SUNYCO), of the Standards of Quality for the Preparation and Certification of Trade and Industrial Education Teachers proposed by the National Association of Industrial and Technical Teacher Educators. More specifically, the study sought to investigate the importance ratings from graduates and faculty, the difference in importance ratings between faculty and graduates, and the relationship between importance and readiness ratings perceived by graduates toward the Standards of Quality;A ...


An Investigation Of The Distinguishing Characteristics Of Exemplary Trainers In Business And Industry In Zimbabwe , Onward Samuel Mandebvu Jan 1998

An Investigation Of The Distinguishing Characteristics Of Exemplary Trainers In Business And Industry In Zimbabwe , Onward Samuel Mandebvu

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study investigated the demographic, psychological, interpersonal, and attitude and belief characteristics that distinguished exemplary business and industrial trainers (N = 18) and other trainers (N = 70) in Zimbabwe. Additionally, the study investigated whether work experience, academic ability, creativity, trainee-content orientation, and self-perception between the trainers grouped as business, technical, and management trainers significantly differentiated between the groups of trainers. Usable data collected from 88 business and industrial trainers through the Adult Personality Inventory (API), the Attitude and Belief Inventory (ABI), the Trainee-Content Training inventory (T-CT), and the Training Job Competence (TJC) rating scale were analyzed through discriminant analysis and hierarchical ...


Applied Academics: An Evaluation Of The Applied Academics Program In Iowa , Dennis Wayne Field Jan 1997

Applied Academics: An Evaluation Of The Applied Academics Program In Iowa , Dennis Wayne Field

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This investigation compares academic achievement and employability skills of high school students enrolled in applied academics courses versus traditional courses. Outcomes from three American College Testing Work Keys assessment tests--Applied Mathematics (AM), Applied Technology (AT), and Reading for Information (RFI)--were used as measures of employability skills. Data were collected under quasi-experimental conditions on 1,321 students from 9 Iowa high schools. The data included school, type of course (applied or traditional), course subject matter, class within course, gender, grade, grade point average (GPA), Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED) score, test content area, and test score;Findings included: (1 ...


A Survey Of Elementary Teachers' Knowledge Of Manufacturing, Stephen Joe Sarver Jan 1996

A Survey Of Elementary Teachers' Knowledge Of Manufacturing, Stephen Joe Sarver

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Developing An Attribute Rating Scale To Select Employees Who Display The Potential To Become Effective In-House Trainers In Manufacturing Companies , Shin-Far Lin Jan 1996

Developing An Attribute Rating Scale To Select Employees Who Display The Potential To Become Effective In-House Trainers In Manufacturing Companies , Shin-Far Lin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Research on attitudes and training outcomes suggests that employees with positive attitudes have better job performance and involvement in the workplace. As the training environment has changed from teacher-centered to learner-centered, both trainers and trainees are responsible for training efficiency. The purpose of this study was to analyze the factors that contribute to being an effective trainer. This research also provided suggestions to help employers and managers effectively select trainers who could increase training efficiency and productivity and reduce production costs;An attribute rating scale of 66 items was developed to effectively select potential trainers from current employees. A research ...


The Effect Of Learning Problem-Solving Methods On Learning To Program In The Basic Language , Yen-Chu Hung Jan 1995

The Effect Of Learning Problem-Solving Methods On Learning To Program In The Basic Language , Yen-Chu Hung

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to compare learning problem-solving methods versus non problem-solving activity (word-processing) on subsequent learning to program in the BASIC language. It also examined a method to provide students with increased knowledge and skills to enable them to learn how to program;A pretest-posttest control group design was used in this experiment with random assignment of subjects to one of three groups. Experiment groups one (deduction group) and two (induction group) first received the pretest and learning problem-solving methods; then group one received deduction instruction while group two received induction instruction, both followed by learning BASIC language programming ...


A Comparison Of Structured And Non-Structured Methods For The Evaluation Of Graphic Design Projects , Jen Yen Jan 1995

A Comparison Of Structured And Non-Structured Methods For The Evaluation Of Graphic Design Projects , Jen Yen

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Evaluation is a vital part of any educational activity. A valid evaluation method can reflect the truly important outcomes of educational instruction. In visual arts and communication, the roles and function of evaluation are unclear. There is a lack of sufficient consideration concerning the appropriate method to evaluate student work. The purpose of this study was to compare the judgments of student and professional evaluators when evaluating graphic design projects by using structured and non-structured evaluation methods. A comparison was also made between the judgments of student and professional evaluators employing the same method;Two instruments were developed and validated ...


The Development Of Computer-Assisted Instruction (Cai) Using The Abc Authoring System For Teaching Basic Electronics, Herman Dwi Surjono Jan 1994

The Development Of Computer-Assisted Instruction (Cai) Using The Abc Authoring System For Teaching Basic Electronics, Herman Dwi Surjono

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Assessing Quality And Productivity In Selected Printing Organizations In Iowa Using The Malcolm Baldrige Quality Framework , Eugenio Anthony Lord Jan 1994

Assessing Quality And Productivity In Selected Printing Organizations In Iowa Using The Malcolm Baldrige Quality Framework , Eugenio Anthony Lord

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The problem addressed by this study was to investigate differences in the status of quality and productivity practices as perceived by upper management, middle management and workers in printing organizations with varying lengths of quality implementation. A review of literature revealed that printing organizations have not so far used the Malcolm Baldrige quality framework to assess the effectiveness of quality and productivity practices. The purpose of the study was to compare the perceptions of upper management, middle management and workers in printing organizations with varying lengths of quality implementation toward the seven criteria as defined in the Malcolm Baldrige quality ...


A Comparison Of Achievement Resulting From Learning Electronics Concepts By Computer Simulation Versus Traditional Laboratory Instruction , Saeid Moslehpour Jan 1993

A Comparison Of Achievement Resulting From Learning Electronics Concepts By Computer Simulation Versus Traditional Laboratory Instruction , Saeid Moslehpour

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to compare student achievement resulting from learning electronics concepts by computer simulation versus traditional laboratory instruction (manipulating actual components). The purpose of this study was to enhance the student knowledge about passive-devices electronics circuitry. Two groups of college students participated in this study over an academic year;The review of literature indicated three types of results from the computer simulation and its effects on students: (1) positive effect; (2) negative effect; (3) no effect. The majority of researches indicated that computer simulation enhances the student knowledge of the subject matter;Pretests were given to both groups ...


Development Of A Curriculum Model For Vocational/Technology Education , Gary Loyd Schnellert Jan 1993

Development Of A Curriculum Model For Vocational/Technology Education , Gary Loyd Schnellert

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The problem of the present study was to investigate several aspects of the School Improvement Model (SIM) and consider its applicability in addressing the needs of vocational/technological education at the secondary school level. Initially, the SIM model was closely studied and related literature researched in an effort to determine a appropriate method to derive a functional model. Experts in the field of curriculum were solicited and their experiences taken into consideration prior to the development of a model. Taking into account the SIM model, the related literature and the experiences of others, a model was developed and presented before ...


A Comparison Of Competencies Required By The Woodworking Industry And Those Taught In Industrial Vocational Senior High Schools, As Perceived By Former Students And Teachers Of Woodworking In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Shih-Kuang Hou Jan 1993

A Comparison Of Competencies Required By The Woodworking Industry And Those Taught In Industrial Vocational Senior High Schools, As Perceived By Former Students And Teachers Of Woodworking In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Shih-Kuang Hou

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to investigate the competencies required by the woodworking industry and to compare these competencies with those taught in industrial vocational senior high schools in Taiwan, as perceived by former students and teachers of woodworking. The research involved an evaluation research procedure for analyzing the curricula of woodworking departments in schools;The questionnaire method of data collection was used. An instrument was designed and divided into four parts eliciting information about individuals, opinions about woodworking skills and knowledge, and comments or suggestions about changes in program content. Three woodworking related occupations, namely cabinet making, interior decorating, and ...


Identification And Verification Of The Job Duties And Tasks Of The Industrial Plastics Technician In The Greater Michiana Area Using The Dacum Process , Marcus D. Tillery Jan 1993

Identification And Verification Of The Job Duties And Tasks Of The Industrial Plastics Technician In The Greater Michiana Area Using The Dacum Process , Marcus D. Tillery

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of the study was to develop and verify a list of the job duties and tasks of industrial plastics technicians for use in developing plastics education and training programs which meet the needs of the greater Michiana area plastics industry;Research questions were as follows: (1) What tasks are considered to be essential to the success of the industrial plastics technician in the greater Michiana area? (2) What tasks are considered to be performed by entry-level industrial plastics technicians in the greater Michiana area? (3) What is the degree of importance of each task? (4) What is the ...


The Perceived Effectiveness Of The National Plumbing Competency Test In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Chang-Yen Tsai Jan 1992

The Perceived Effectiveness Of The National Plumbing Competency Test In Taiwan, Republic Of China , Chang-Yen Tsai

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study was designed to ascertain the perceptions of the plumbing incumbent workers, supervisors, and vocational educators regarding the current effectiveness of the National Occupational Competency Test in theory and practical aspects in Taiwan, Republic of China;The questionnaire method of data collection was used. A questionnaire was designed and structured into three parts that included the National Plumbing Competency Test critical competencies assessment, the perception assessment and personal information. A total of 112 plumbing incumbent workers, 110 supervisors, and 30 vocational educators responded to the questionnaires;Conclusions drawn from the findings were: (1) There was a high Spearman's ...


Research And Development Of Microcontroller Experiment Instructional Units And Their Effectiveness With Industrial Technology, Electronic Technology, And Electrical Engineering Technology Majors , Steve Chih Hsiung Jan 1992

Research And Development Of Microcontroller Experiment Instructional Units And Their Effectiveness With Industrial Technology, Electronic Technology, And Electrical Engineering Technology Majors , Steve Chih Hsiung

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The Motorola MC68HC11 microcontroller is one of the semiconductor achievements that offers various facilities in microprocessor control applications with no need for excessive external support in hardwares. This new product provides the flexibility, efficiency, economy, and simplicity for the designing job of the microprocessor control applications. This study was conducted to improve the current microprocessor teaching materials which are mostly out-of-date and expensive in conducting lab experiments, and to determine the relative effectiveness of the new microprocessor teaching materials. A set of seven explanatory lab experiments were designed and developed on the Motorola MC68HC11 microcontroller EVB (Evaluation Board), and students ...


The Development Of A Mathematical Model For Technology Transfer Potential: A Manufacturing Industry Case , Laode M. Kamaluddin Jan 1991

The Development Of A Mathematical Model For Technology Transfer Potential: A Manufacturing Industry Case , Laode M. Kamaluddin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A mathematical model was developed to measure the degree of technology in a given country or countries. The model is based on the regression analysis incorporating a taxonomic method to measure the difference of technological development within a group of countries. Simple linear regression analysis was employed to identify the independent variables showing the strongest relationship to the dependent variable. These variables were then used in controlled studies to investigate causal relationships, i.e., to identify the importance of the technological characteristics influencing the technological level. Second, the independent variables most influencing the dependent variable were selected using the all-regression ...


Influence Of Background Variables Of Sex, Academic Level, Major, And Culture On Foreign Students' Scores On The Career Decision Scale , Hossain Eftekhari-Sanjani Jan 1990

Influence Of Background Variables Of Sex, Academic Level, Major, And Culture On Foreign Students' Scores On The Career Decision Scale , Hossain Eftekhari-Sanjani

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were: (1) to examine the effectiveness of the Career Decision Scale as a measure of career indecision of foreign students, and (2) to explore the effects of demographic variables of gender, cultural background, academic level, area, and source of financial support on the career indecision of foreign students;The Career Decision Scale (CDS) and a short-form questionnaire were mailed to a total of 450 foreign students attending Iowa State University during Fall semester 1988. Completed useable questionnaires were received from 247 students representing 79 different countries from six cultural regions. This sample included both male ...


Vocational Professional/Technical Updating Needs Of Trade And Industry/Technical Post-Secondary Educators , Gary Jon Hoppes Jan 1990

Vocational Professional/Technical Updating Needs Of Trade And Industry/Technical Post-Secondary Educators , Gary Jon Hoppes

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This research involves a study of professional growth and technical update perceptions of needs for trade and industry/technical instructors and administrators. The survey includes the following occupational areas: automotive/diesel, auto collision repair, electricity/electronics, construction/building trades, and manufacturing/machine trades instructors and their supervisors for a five state region of the midwest which includes Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. Participants rated their personal perceptions of present and desired staff development, evaluation, resources and incentives, and provider of services. Demographic data, age, race, and certification, together with questions of curriculum revision, workshop participation, cost for technical updating ...


Principles Of Technology: A Summative Evaluation Of Student Achievement In The First Year , Dolores Hall Jan 1989

Principles Of Technology: A Summative Evaluation Of Student Achievement In The First Year , Dolores Hall

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

This study presents the findings of a state-wide study of vocational high school students enrolled in the first year Principles of Technology curriculum in public high schools in the state of Iowa during the 1987-1988 school year. Six hundred sixty-seven subjects were involved in the assessment of how well the Principles of Technology objectives were being met in the state;Five research questions and one statistical hypothesis were investigated. Additionally, several student characteristics (gender, grade level (junior, senior), and school enrollment size (small, medium, large) were investigated to determine whether these variables had a significant impact on the adjusted posttest ...


An Investigation Of Present Vocational-Technical Education In Iran , Seyed-Alireza Mirzamostafa Jan 1987

An Investigation Of Present Vocational-Technical Education In Iran , Seyed-Alireza Mirzamostafa

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this study were (1) to study the present situation of vocational-technical education in Iran, (2) to obtain direct data from the administrators of the Advanced Council for Concordance of Civil Vocational-Technical Education toward the need for semi-skilled, skilled, and technical manpower for industries, (3) to determine the attitude and opinion of 8th grade junior high school students toward continuing their education in vocational-technical institutions, (4) to determine the attitude of 12th grade high school students toward continuing their education in institutions of technology, and (5) to determine the attitude of 12th grade vocational-technical school students toward the ...


Formative Influences Of Engineering Extension On Industrial Education At Iowa State College , Erik Lokensgard Jan 1986

Formative Influences Of Engineering Extension On Industrial Education At Iowa State College , Erik Lokensgard

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

At Iowa State University, engineering educators promoted and established industrial education under the guidance of the College of Engineering. Until about 1890, several professors provided training for non-engineers. Such training became a major concern of several national organizations. Engineers in the American Association of Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations established the Mechanic Arts Section. Within the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education, a Committee on Industrial Education sought ways for engineers to influence the growth of industrial education;John B. Johnson, Dean of the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, began artisan training in 1901. It grew ...


The Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Selected Cooperative And In-School Instruction In Vocational Industrial Education At Secondary Level In Taiwan, R O C , Tze-Li Charles Kang Jan 1984

The Cost-Benefit Analysis Of Selected Cooperative And In-School Instruction In Vocational Industrial Education At Secondary Level In Taiwan, R O C , Tze-Li Charles Kang

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The problem of this study was to investigate and to compare the economic costs and benefits as well as the noneconomic benefits of the graduates from the cooperative and in-school instructional methods of selected programs in vocational industrial education at the secondary level in Taiwan, The Republic of China. A longitudinal cohort survey was conducted. A questionnaire was developed through a review of literature and on the basis of the researcher's past working experience in vocational education in Taiwan. The graduates of 1977 from both methods were the research population, and the multistage cluster sampling technique was employed to ...