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ERIC Number: ED540926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1917
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Demand for Vocational Education in the Countries at War. Bulletin, 1917, No. 36
Smith, Anna Tolman
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The Bureau of Education is frequently asked for information as to current activities in regard to vocational education in the principal European countries engaged in the present war. This manuscript summarizes the current information on this subject for the following countries: (1) Germany; (2) France; and (3) England. Results of the survey indicate that France and England have reached the same stage in their progress toward a national system of continued education. In both countries, voluntary agencies have been very active in this respect, but they can not meet the national need. The demand is imperative for a compulsory law, applicable to the entire population and enforced by national authority. The proposed law for France places stress upon vocational training in the first division of the continuation period, and upon instruction in civic duties and responsibilities in the second division. The draft regulations for continuation schools in England leave the details of their programs to local authorities, but require in every case provision "for disinterested studies making for wise living and good citizenship." In Germany, employers are forced by imperial law to bear their part in securing the continued education of juvenile workers; the schemes proposed for England include the same provision; complaint is made that the French measure is faulty in this respect, but its amendment at this point is earnestly demanded. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; United Kingdom (England)