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E. Wayne Courtney Papers, 1952-1997

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Courtney, Elwood Wayne, 1931-
Title
E. Wayne Courtney Papers
Dates
1952-1997 (inclusive)
Quantity
3.67 cubic feet
Collection Number
Consult repository.
Summary
The Courtney Papers pertain primarily to E. Wayne Courtney's research and consulting activities in vocational and technical education.
Repository
Oregon State University Libraries, Special Collections & Archives Research Center
Special Collections & Archives Research Center
121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis OR
97331-4501
Telephone: 541-737-2075
Fax: 541-737-8674
scarc@oregonstate.edu
Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

E. Wayne Courtney was born on April 15, 1931 in Elnora, Indiana. He was an Eagle Scout before the age of 16. After graduating from high school as class valedictorian in 1949, he enrolled in Purdue University, from which he earned four degrees: B.S., Forestry, 1953; B.S., Agriculture, 1957; M.S., Agricultural Education, 1958; Ph.D., Measurement, 1962. Courtney did postdoctorate work in statistics at Oregon State University in 1968.

After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany (1953-1955) and as a vocational education teacher and instructor in Indiana secondary schools (1958-1960) and at Purdue (1960-1962), Courtney was appointed assistant professor in the Stout State University (Wisconsin) School of Education in 1962. He remained at Stout State until 1972, when he became Professor and Director of Research and Development in OSU's Division of Vocational, Adult, and Community College Education. Courtney has held a number of faculty appointments at OSU: Professor and Director, Division of Vocational-Technical Education, 1973-1978; Professor, Department of Statistics, 1973-1983; Professor, Department of Educational Foundations, 1985-1989; Professor and Chair, Division of Secondary Education (OSU/WOSC), 1988-1989; Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 1989-1993; and Professor Emeritus, 1993-date.

Courtney has also been a visiting faculty member at North Carolina State University (1966-67), OSU (1970-71), Coleg Prifysgol Cymru in Wales and University of Exeter in England (1983-84), and Instituto Educacional F. D. Roosevelt in Lima, Peru (1984-85). Recently he has served as a faculty member in the Kasetsart University (Thailand) Department of Sports Science, where he teaches research design and statistics.

Courtney twice served in the OSU Faculty Senate, 1979-81 and 1986-88; was a member of the OSU Press Board of Governors, 1981-1984; and served on various OSU committees, including the OSU Library Expansion Faculty Advisory Committee. He received OSU's Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award for 1985-86 and was a Senior Collaborative Fulbright Research Scholar to Thailand in 1994-95.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Series 1 contains a volume of genealogical information on the Courtney name and autobiographical information compiled by E. Wayne Courtney; information on the name Kurtenai; four volumes of photocopies of Courtney's military record from 1952 to 1987; and a 1966 soil and water conservation plan for Courtney's farm in Dunn County, Wisconsin. Series 2 includes Courtney's Ph.D. thesis, "A Comparison of Knowledge and Experience Levels Required in Three Agricultural Occupations" (Purdue University, 1962); a copy of the 1966 Stout State (Wisc.) yearbook; and faculty reports on Courtney covering 1985-1990. Series 3, Honors and Awards, includes Courtney's Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award nomination dossier (1986) and a report and plaque pertaining to his Fulbright Award in 1995.

Series 4 contains various administrative reports written by Courtney between 1973 and 1989 pertaining to the OSU Vocational and Technical Education program. Series 5 consists of Courtney's consultant reports (1973-1996) for various organizations and governmental units, including a consortium of six Eastern Oregon counties, the Springfield Exemplary Career Education Project, Lane Community College, the Math/Science Teacher Improvement Project (M/STIP), and the Linn-Benton Health Consortium. Series 6 contains three technical reports from July 1971 on professional education competencies. Series 7 includes statistical studies and surveys pertaining to industrial graphics, education, and bird populations of selected places in Wisconsin.

Series 8 consists of materials prepared and published by Courtney for his classes and workshops, as well as other writings on education. The series includes Applied Research in Education, 1965 (edited by Courtney); Elements of Research Foundations: An Introduction, with Lorry K. Sedgwick, 1969 (revised 1970); Inferential Statistics (The F Statistic), developed for OSU Ed. 507 - Seminar: Advanced Research Methods, Winter 1977; Laboratory Exercise Manual for Quantitative Applications, developed for OSU Ed. 515 - Quantitative Applications, 1977; Techniques of Research, 1982 (Thai translation, with Supitr Samahito, 1983); A Guide to Empirical Research in Education, June 1988; and materials for Total Quality Management workshops, 1992-1993. Series 9 includes Courtney's other writings, such as a history of the OSU Agricultural Education Department (1984), and various printings of his treatise on the Oregon coast, Under the Winds of Yaquina and The Indians of Yaquina Bay.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

E. Wayne Courtney Papers, Oregon State University Archives, Corvallis, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Biographical and Genealogical InformationReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
" For My Children" , Courtney genealogy and autobiographical sketch of E. Wayne Courtney
1987
1
Kurtenai
4 volumes
History of the Kurtenai family.
1990
1
Military records
4 volumes
1952-1987
1
Soil and water conservation plan, Courtney farm, Dunn County, Wisonsin
1966

Series II:  Educational and Professional HistoryReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Ph.D. thesis, " A Comparison of Knowledge and Experience Levels Required in Three Agricultural Occupations" , Purdue University (major advisor - Dr. John K. Coster, Associate Professor)
June 1962
2
Tower, Stout State (Wisconsin) University yearbook
apx 10x13 in.
1966
1
Faculty reviews
1985-87 & 1988-90
1
OSU Faculty of Color Resource Directory
1992-93
1
Kasetsart University Laboratory School General Information Handbook
February 1997

Series III:  Honors and AwardsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award nomination dossier
2 copies
2nd copy includes subsequent letters of support, 1991.
June 1986
1
Fulbright Report, Human Resources Cooperative and Collaborative
1
Model for Thailand (Private and Public Sectors) (English and Thai; 2 copies of each)
20 February 1995
2
Appreciation Plaque given to Courtney from Mr. Charoon Shoolap, Director General, DOVE, for presenting his Fulbright report
apx 10x13 in.
20 February 1995

Series IV:  Administrative Reports, 1973-1989Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
1
Professional Vocational Leadership Development Program (OSU) Final Reports
1973, 1975-1976 & 1978
1
Personnel Budget Report, Vocational Education Unit
December 1974
1
The Career Education Personnel Development Program
June 1975
1
Personnel Development Programs, Vocational-Technical Unit
December 1975
1
Status Report, Division of Secondary, K-12, and Vocational Education (OSU/WOSC Programs)
Fall 1988
1
Advisory Committee Activities - A Report to the OSU/WOSC Consortium, Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education
12 April 1989
1
A Report to the OSU/WOSC Consortium, Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education
24 May 1989

Series V:  Consultant Reports (Evaluation and Assessment), 1973-1996Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Common Professional Education Competencies Needed by Alaska's Vocational Secondary School Teachers
July 1973
3
Initial Critique - Six Eastern Oregon Counties
10 July 1974
3
Interim Evaluation Reports, SIXCO Career Education Project
15 November 1974 and 18 February 1975
3
Interim Assessment Report, SIXCO Project
18 May 1975
3
Final Evaluation Report, SIXCO Project
1 July 1975
3
Final Assessment Report, Springfield Exemplary Career Education Project
1 July 1975
3
Final Report, Department of Vocational-Technical Education, College of Education, University of Tennessee
Sept. 1, 1974-August 31, 1975
3
Interim Evaluation Report, Kodiak Island Borough Career Education Project
15 December 1975
3
Interim Assessment Report, Springfield Project
15 December 1975
3
Evaluation Review, Springfield Project
22 January 1976
3
Statistical Test Report, Springfield Project
10 February 1976
3
Interim Assessment Report, SIXCO Project
8 April 1976
3
Interim Assessment Report, Springfield Project
15 April 1976
3
Interim Evaluation Report, Springfield Project
15 April 1976
3
Final Report, SIXCO Project
1 July 1976
3
Final Evaluation Report, Kodiak Island Project
July 1976
3
Final Report, Springfield Project
1 August 1976
3
Interim Report, SIXCO Rural Schools
5 November 1976
3
Final Evaluation Report - Educational Planning, Data Gathering, and Instructional Assistance for Career Education, SIXCO
30 November 1976
3
Final Report - Methodology for the Evaluation of Career Decision Making Skills in Rural Schools
15 June 1977
3
Addendum Evaluation Update - A Model System for the Design and Maintenance of Related Instruction Curriculum for Approved U.S. Department of Labor Apprenticeship Occupations, Lane Community College
24 November 1987
3
Evaluation Report, Phase II, Lane Community College Project
12 October 1988
3
Final Evaluation Report, Phase III, Lane CC Project
10 September 1989
3
External Evaluation Proposal, Linn-Benton Consortium Project for Drug Abuse Education and Prevention (Year 3)
12 March 1991
3
External Evaluation Proposal - Title II Project, Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Act (Year 2), Linn-Benton ESD
12 March 1991
3
Evaluation Report (Year 2), Math/Science Teacher Improvement Project (M/STIP)
30 Sept. 1991
3
Final Report (Year 3), Linn-Benton Health Consortium Project
15 October 1991
3
Interim Evaluation Report, M/STIP
16 April 1992
3
Needs Survey Results, M/STIP
30 April 1992
3
Final Evaluation Report, M/STIP
30 September 1992
3
Final Report, Health Consortium Project
1 October 1992
3
External Evaluation Report, Youth Apprenticeship/Training Project
21 June 1993
3
Interim Report, Health Consortium Project
25 June 1993
3
Evaluation Report, K-2 Primary Teacher Math-Science Summer Session Workshop
25 August 1993
3
Evaluation Report, Health Consortium Project
28 September 1993
3
Final Evaluation Report, M/STIP
30 September 1993
3
Evaluation Report, K-2 Primary Teacher Math-Science Summer Session Workshop
5 March 1994
3
External Evaluation Report, Youth Apprenticeship Program in Medical Technology, East Pierce County School District (Washington)
15 June 1994
3
Final Evaluation Report, M/STIP
20 June 1994
3
Evaluation Report, Linn-Benton Consortium Project
8 July 1994
3
Evaluation Report, Workshop in Physical and Earth Science for Primary Teachers in Grades K-2
20 July 1994
3
Evaluation Report - ATOD Summer Workshop, August 15-19, 1994, Linn-Benton Health Consortium Project
25 October 1994
3
Final Evaluation Report, M/STIP
20 May 1995
3
Evaluation Report, Health Consortium Project
1 June 1995
3
Evaluation Reports, Integrated Earth, Environmental and Life Sciences for Primary Teachers in Grades K-2
30 July 1995 and April 1996
3
Evaluation Report, Satit Kaset International Program, Grades 1-4 (1995-96)
April 1996
3
Final Evaluation Report, M/STIP
17 June 1996
3
Annual Evaluation Report - Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Prevention Project, Linn-Benton-Lincoln ESD
21 June 1996
3
1996/97 M/STIP Schools Needs Survey
30 June 1996
3
1996/97 Lebanon School District Math-Science Needs Survey
3 July 1996
3
Evaluation Report, Title IV Safe and Drug Free Schools Project (1996-97)
15 July 1997
3
Final Evaluation Report, M/STIP (1996-97)
15 August 1997

Series VI:  Technical Reports, July 1971Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Professional Education Competencies of Community College Instructors (with Orley Gunderson, Donald G. Lindahl, and Jack D. Miller)
3
Professional Education Competencies of Secondary Vocational Instructors (with Harold H. Halfin)
3
The Application of Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy to Selected Professional Education Competencies (with Richard Spaziani)

Series VII:  Studies and Surveys, 1963-1972Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
3
Some Statistical Correlates In Industrial Graphics (Stout State College, Wisconsin)
July 1963
3
Attitudinal Changes in the Student Teacher - A Further Analysis (Stout State University)
January 1965
3
A Report of the Individualized Continual Progress Approach to the Teaching of Research Foundations at Stout State University
August 1969
3
Competencies of Vocational Teachers: A Factor Analysis of the Training Needs of Teachers of Occupational Education, OSU Statistics Dept.
August 1969
3
A Comparative Study of the Benthic Infaunal Communities of the River Portions of Upper Tainter Lake (Wisconsin), with Gregory W. Courtney
July 1972
3
A Descriptive Study of the Avian Population of the Lower Marshy Regions of the Hay River (Wisconsin)
August 1972

Series VIII:  Teaching Materials and Writings on Education, 1963-1996Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
4
" Non-Farm Agricultural Occupations and Curriculum Planning" , with John K. Coster, The Agricultural Education Magazine
August 1963
4
Analysis of Variance and Analysis of Covariance: Examples of Practical Research Models for Graduate Students in Education and Psychology
1964
4
Applied Research in Education, edited by Courtney (Littlefield, Adams)
1965
4
Elements of Research Foundations: An Introduction, with Lorry K. Sedgwick
1969 (revised 1970)
4
Vocational, Individualized System for Education (VISE) - The Instructional Package (OSU School of Education)
1971
4
Moving Toward Individualizing Instruction
1972
4
Individualized Learning Packages (Science Research Associates), with Lorry K. Sedgwick (Stout State University)
1972 & 1974
4
Inferential Statistics (The F Statistic), developed for OSU Ed. 507 - Seminar: Adavanced Research Methods
Winter 1977
4
Determining Sample Size: A Conspectus
1977
4
Laboratory Exercise Manual for Quantitative Applications, developed for OSU Ed. 515 - Quantitative Applications
1977
4
Sample Size Determinants
1979
4
Designs for Research (OSU Division of Continuing Education)
April 1982
4
Techniques of Research (OSU Division of Continuing Education), 1982; Thai translation by Courtney and Supitr Samahito
1983
4
Professional Improvement Workshop for Apprentice Instructors, Lane Community College
1984
4
Analysis (OSU Division of Continuing Education)
1984
4
Design for Research (Sanderling Press)
1986
4
Methods of Analysis (The F Statistic) (Sanderling Press)
1987
4
Computer Applications for Social Science: Analysis, with E.M. Starmach (Sanderling Press)
January 1987
4
Computer Applications for Social Science: Measurement, with E.M. Starmach (Sanderling Press)
June 1988
4
A Guide to Empirical Research in Education
June 1988
4
Practice Problems for Basic Empirical Methods (partial copy), with E.M. Starmach
September 1988
4
Distributions: An Empirical Treatise for Social Scientists (Sanderling Press)
1990
4
Reliability: A Quantitative Treatise for Social Scientists (Sanderling Press)
1990
4
Scaling (Sanderling Press)
1990
4
Hypotheses (Sanderling Press)
1991
4
Qualitative Methods: A Definition (Sanderling Press)
1991
4
Sampling (Sanderling Press)
1991
4
Empirical Methods: An Introduction (Sanderling Press)
1991
4
Total Quality Management lecture - Tools of Daily Quality Improvement (handouts and slide copy), Linn-Benton Community College
12 November 1992
4
Quality Control Tools for " Doing It With Data" , Linn-Benton Community College
1992
4
Using Quality Control Tools to Solve Problems and Make Decisions (Session 2 - Performing Basic Data Analysis), Strategies for Quality Improvement Workshop (U.S. Bureau of Mines), Linn-Benton Community College
Winter 1993
4
Rubrics Assessment (English/Thai lecture translations, Kasetsart University)
1995
4
Introduction to Research Methods (materials for CI 513 & Ed 562)
Summer 1995
4
The Use of the F Statistic and the L.S.D. Test for Significance
4
Testing (English/Thai translations, Kasetsart University)
1996
4
KU Motor Fitness Test Norms (English and Thai translations, Kasetsart University)
15 July 1996
4
Journals and Portfolios (English/Thai lecture translations, Kasetsart University)
29 November 1996

Series IX:  Other Writings, 1984-1995Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
5
" History of the Department" , Agricultural Education Dept. (OSU)
2 copies
1984
5
Dunlins and Sanderlings: Under the Winds of Yaquina (Sanderling Press first printing)
2 copies
1988
5
Under the Winds of Yaquina
Sanderling Press second and third printings 1989 & 1990.
1988
5
The Indians of Yaquina Bay (Sanderling Press)
1989
5
Je T'aime (Sanderling Press)
1993
5
Official Report: 18th SEA Games '95 (English translation and editing by Courtney)
1995