ERIC Number: ED540752
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1925
Reference Count: N/A
Land-Grant College Education, 1910 to 1920. Part I: History and Educational Objectives. Bulletin, 1924, No. 30
John, Walton C., Ed.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
For more than a quarter of a century the United States has witnessed a period remarkable in the variety and the extent of its scientific achievements. This is all the more apparent if individuals compare developments in the fields of agriculture, engineering, and their allied sciences and industries with those of the preceding period. Likewise a new and scientific basis for American home life has developed largely on account of the contributions of the relatively new science of home economics. To a large degree these advances and achievements reflect the influence of the colleges and universities--established under the Morrill Act of 1862 and subsequent acts of Congress. In view of the growing influence of these institutions, which has been especially marked during the past 10 or 15 years, it is especially appropriate that a survey of their educational progress should be made at this time. The economic, scientific, and social forces working for more than a century in this country have exerted a very great influence on the type of higher education now found at the land-grant colleges. These forces are reflected in the subject matter of the curricula in the several fields of the liberal arts and sciences, of agriculture, of engineering, and of home economics. This survey of land-grant college education is divided into five sections. Part I discusses the history and educational objectives of land-grant college education. Part II describes the liberal arts and sciences and miscellaneous subjects in land-grant colleges. Part III focuses on agricultural education in land-grant colleges. Part IV talks about engineering and mechanic arts in land-grant colleges. Finally, part V discusses home economics in land-grant colleges. Such subjects as could not be readily classified under agriculture, engineering, or home economics have been brought together in Part II. They include the liberal arts and sciences, agricultural economics, rural sociology, industrial journalism, military training, physical education, and education in the negro land-grant colleges. (Contains 15 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Role, Educational Objectives, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Agricultural Colleges, Agricultural Education, Land Grant Universities, Vocational Education, Engineering Education, Home Economics, Womens Education, Teacher Education, Extension Education, College Curriculum, Adult Education, National Organizations, Federal Programs, Racial Segregation, School Segregation, Black Colleges, African American Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, State Policy, State Aid, Educational Facilities, International Education, Educational Finance, Government Role, Economic Development, Public Policy, United States History, Educational Principles, Military Training, Academic Degrees, Rural Education, Majors (Students), Comparative Analysis, Libraries, College Faculty, Enrollment, School Statistics, School Surveys, National Surveys, Statistical Surveys
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Hatch Act; Morrill Act 1862; Morrill Act 1890; Smith Lever Act