ERIC Number: ED030761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Historical Development of Agricultural Education in the United States Prior to 1917. Final Report.
Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.
To examine the rationale for education in agriculture prior to 1917, a study was conducted with major objectives of tracing philosophical concepts of education for agriculture, documenting evolution of instructional programs with implications for occupational training at secondary levels, evaluating educational philosophies and occupational needs leading to enactment of federally supported legislation, and developing a reference bibliography. Data were compiled by locating and reviewing historical materials, communicating with individuals in positions to supply historical information, preparing a supplementary reference bibliography, and developing a chronology of activities and events pertaining to the development of vocational education in agriculture. Findings discuss: (1) early movements for agricultural education in the United States, (2) legislation for education in agriculture starting with the Land Grant Act of 1862, (3) early instruction programs in agriculture in elementary and secondary public schools, (4) establishment of county, regional and state agricultural schools, and (5) development of federally-aided programs of secondary education in agriculture. A 144-item bibliography and a chronological historical listing are appended. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia. Coll. of Education.