ERIC Number: ED540928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1917
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Teachers for Secondary Schools: What the Land-Grant Colleges Are Doing to Prepare Them. Bulletin, 1917, No. 38
Jarvis, Chester D.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The Nelson amendment to the agricultural appropriation bill, approved March 4, 1907, which increased the Federal appropriation for the support of the land-grant colleges, provides that "said colleges may use a portion of this money for providing courses for the special preparation of instructors for teaching the elements of agriculture and the mechanics arts." This legislation, coupled with the contemporary interest in vocational education, has greatly stimulated the higher institutions of learning in the matter of providing special teacher-training curricula. The movement has been stimulated also by State legislation providing for vocational training in the secondary schools. The Vocational Education Bill (recently passed by Congress) intends "to provide for the promotion of vocational education; to provide for cooperation with the States in the promotion of such education in agriculture and the trades and industries; to provide for cooperation with the States in the promotion of such education in agriculture and the trades and industries, to provide for cooperation with the States in the preparation of teachers of vocational subjects; and to appropriate money and regulate its expenditure." The present paper constitutes the results of an inquiry into the character and extent of teacher training in agriculture, mechanical arts, and home economics among the land-grant institutions. The teacher-training work in each of those three categories is discussed under the following heads: (1) Nature and scope; (2) Requirements for registration; (3) Students; and (4) Instructors. Concluding each statement, under the heading of "General Remarks," is a statement of the institution's powers and influences concerning certification. (Contains 8 tables and 3 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary Schools, Land Grant Universities, State Legislation, Vocational Education Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Home Economics Education, Agricultural Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, College Students, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education Programs, Enrollment, School Statistics, Summer Schools, African American Education, Educational History, Educational Policy, State Policy, Educational Finance, National Surveys, School Surveys, Correspondence Study, Extension Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Trade and Industrial Teachers, Federal State Relationship, Admission Criteria
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Morrill Act 1862; Morrill Act 1890