Guide to the E. Wayne Courtney Papers
1952-1997

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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
University Archives

121 The Valley Library
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-4501
Phone: 541-737-2165
Email: archives@oregonstate.edu
Web: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/archives

Languages: Materials in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Biographical Note

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 Description

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 Collection

Preferred Citation :  

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

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

The Courtney Papers consist of nine series, most of which are arranged chronologically: I. Biographical and Genealogical Information; II. Educational and Professional History; III. Honors and Awards; IV. Administrative Reports; V. Consultant Reports (Evaluation and Assessment); VI. Technical Reports; VII. Studies and Surveys; VIII. Teaching Materials and Writings on Education; and IX. Other Writings.

Related Materials :  

See RG 184 for administrative records and P 108 for photographs pertaining to the School of Education. Related Memorabilia Collection files include MC - Education, College of; MC - Education, School of; MC - Education, School of-History; and MC - Vocational Education.


Detailed Description of the Collection

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

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Series II:  Educational and Professional History
Container(s)
Description
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, 1966
apx 10x13 in.
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

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Series III:  Honors and Awards
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award nomination dossier, June 1986
2 copies
2nd copy includes subsequent letters of support, 1991.
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, 20 February 1995
apx 10x13 in.

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Series IV:  Administrative Reports, 1973-1989
Container(s)
Description
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

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Series V:  Consultant Reports (Evaluation and Assessment), 1973-1996
Container(s)
Description
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

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Series VI:  Technical Reports, July 1971
Container(s)
Description
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)

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Series VII:  Studies and Surveys, 1963-1972
Container(s)
Description
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

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Series VIII:  Teaching Materials and Writings on Education, 1963-1996
Container(s)
Description
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

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Series IX:  Other Writings, 1984-1995
Container(s)
Description
Box
5 " History of the Department" , Agricultural Education Dept. (OSU), 1984
2 copies
5 Dunlins and Sanderlings: Under the Winds of Yaquina (Sanderling Press first printing), 1988
2 copies
5 Under the Winds of Yaquina, 1988
Sanderling Press second and third printings 1989 & 1990.
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

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Courtney, Elwood Wayne, 1931-
  • Corporate Names :
  • Oregon State College. Dept. of Agricultural Education--History.
  • Oregon State University. School of Agriculture--History.
  • Oregon State University. School of Education.
  • Geographical Names :
  • Yaquina Bay (Or.)
  • Subject Terms :
  • Agricultural education--Oregon--Corvallis--History.
  • Community colleges--Oregon.
  • Education--Research.
  • Education--Study and teaching (Higher)--Oregon.
  • Indians of North America--Oregon.
  • Teachers--Training of--Oregon.
  • Vocational teachers--Training of--United States.

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