ERIC Number: ED540241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1929
Reference Count: 0
The General Shop. Bulletin, 1929, No. 30
Proffitt, Maris M.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The general shop is a form of instructional organization for offering work in a variety of shop activities. It is an outgrowth of the general recognition of the need for provision in the school curriculum of exploratory and developmental types of experiences for children of approximately the junior high school age. It also meets an outstanding need of small schools, unable to provide a unit of equipment instruction in a number of shop courses, by providing some training in mechanical manipulative processes and for gaining some useful technical knowledge. The number of schools adopting the general shop as a plan of offering instruction in a number of different activities has increased rapidly during the past two years. The demand upon this office for information relative to the organization of a general shop, the activities to be included, and for the arrangement of class schedules is constant. This manuscript, prepared by the senior specialist in industrial education, was submitted for the purpose of supplying this information. Contents include: (1) Letter of Transmittal; (2) Aims of industrial arts in the junior high school; (3) Values of the general shop; (4) Industrial arts in the rural consolidated school; (5) Equipment for the rural consolidated school; (6) The general shop in city schools; (7) Selection of general shop activities; and (8) General lists of projects and equipment. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Shop Curriculum, Junior High Schools, Small Schools, Vocational Education, Industrial Arts, Rural Schools, Curriculum Development, Equipment, Urban Schools, Student Projects, Learning Activities, Males, Mechanical Skills
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)