Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




This study was developed to determine the possibilities of teaching a unit or area covering small internal combustion engines in our industrial arts shops. The questionnaire method was used to gather subjective data. The returns revealed that some schools were already teaching such work in their industrial arts programs, as well as points of view on such matters as equipment requirements, grade level considerations, course materials, etc. Other data were gathered from books, periodicals, and engine manuals. The general opinion seemed to be that these engines should be included as a unit or area in either auto mechanics or the general shop. Most automobile mechanics teachers indicated they would be able to teach such a course. It was concluded that auto mechanics is not becoming too complicated for secondary schools but, if auto mechanics was not available, then definitely a unit of small gas engines should be taught.


viii, 72 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm



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