ERIC Number: ED540142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1928
Reference Count: 0
Commercial Education in 1924-1926. Bulletin, 1928, No. 4
Malott, J. O.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
There is a growing consciousness of the importance of definite preparation for business occupations. People are realizing more than ever that better preparation for these occupations usually results in greater vocational efficiency and contributes to vocational and social happiness. Business men have recently taken a greater interest in commercial education because they appreciate the relation of vocational efficiency to the efficiency of the business community. Educators have given increased attention to this phase of education in order to develop a balanced program that will meet the best interests of the individual, the business community, and society. The purpose of this bulletin is to set forth briefly the progress of commercial education during the biennium 1924-1926. The term "commercial education" is used to include that education and training which prepares specifically for an understanding of the relationships and the performance of activities in business. A survey of educational and business literature, including reports pertaining to statistics, researches, courses of study, conferences, school systems, universities, and business men's organizations, reveals a greater interest and activity in this phase of education than during any similar period. An outcome of this increased interest is the tendency toward scientific curriculum revision. Some of the important developments pertain to increased enrollments, definite vocational objectives, course of study revision, and research. Contents include: (1) Introduction; (2) Tendencies in enrollments; (3) Trend of objectives; (4) Trend toward standardization of business occupations; (5) Development of closer cooperation between education and business; (6) Commercial occupation surveys; (7) A new conception of office practice; (8) Developments in the junior high schools; (9) Progress in the high schools; (10) Status of supervision; (11) Contests in commercial subjects; (12) Commercial education conferences; (13) Tendencies in commercial teacher training; (14) The private business schools; (15) Higher education for business; and (16) Conclusion. (Contains 6 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Administration Education, Business, Curriculum Development, Office Practice, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, School Business Relationship, Education Work Relationship, Supervision, Conferences (Gatherings), Private Schools, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Teacher Education, School Statistics, Educational Trends, Educational History, Educational Policy, Educational Finance, National Surveys, Trend Analysis, Occupational Surveys, Standards, Business Education Teachers
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Junior High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)