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ERIC Number: ED054375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Pages: 210
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Industrial Arts and Vocational Education: Their History and Present Position in Texas.
Stuart, Chipman Gray
The purpose of this study was to present the growth of industrial arts and vocational education in Texas. The growth of industrial arts from the sloyd system, through manual training, to the present position is included. The study was hampered somewhat by the fact that statistics and information in industrial arts education in Texas are very much lacking. It was found that State funds have been appropriated for industrial arts since before 1917, and that curriculum studies conducted from 1958 to 1960 set the present pace for industrial arts programs in Texas. Today, approximately 45 different courses are offered 160,000 students throughout the State. A specific problem is that most courses are specialized in nature, and unless this trend reverses, industrial arts cannot justify its claim of being a portion of general education. A major problem found in vocational education was that it has aspects of a too rigid, too narrow, and too stereotyped curriculum. (Author/GEB)
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Identifiers: Texas
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Texas University