Graduate Research Papers


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Industrial arts--Study and teaching (Middle school)--Iowa; Community and school--Iowa;


The purpose of this graduate project was to describe the transformation of a middle school industrial arts shop to a modular industrial technology lab and the subsequent public relations effort to communicate this transformation to the local community. This project facilitated a better understanding of what a modular industrial technology lab is, what it looks like, and how it meets the needs of the industrial technology curriculum.

A PowerPoint presentation was created to explain to the diverse audiences how the change from a traditional industrial arts "shop" class to a modular industrial technology lab at an intermediate school took place, what was needed to make it work, why the modular system (Synergistic Systems) was chosen, and the content of the modules selected for use in the lab.

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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education


Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Donna H. Schumacher-Douglas


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