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ERIC Number: ED541020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1918
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Vocational Guidance in Secondary Education: A Report of the Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education Appointed by the National Education Association. Bulletin, 1918, No. 19
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
In no other country in the world do so many boys and girls receive regular high-school education of a general cultural type as in the United States, and the number of such boys and girls in this country is rapidly increasing, having more than doubled since 1905, and increased more than 60 per cent since 1910. American democratic ideals demand not only that all should have as nearly as possible equal opportunity for education, but also that all men and women should be employed in that form of work by which they may contribute most to their own happiness and to the common good. In this complex industrial and and economic life, it is little less wasteful to leave boys and girls without assistance and guidance in selecting their occupations and finding employment than it would be to leave them unaided in obtaining education. Both are necessary for the highest good to individual and society. But, as yet, there is less experience in vocational guidance than in education. For these reasons, the Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education, appointed by the National Education Association and cooperating with this bureau, has included the subject of vocational guidance in secondary education in its investigations. The term vocational guidance has been seriously misconstrued, and it is the purpose of this report to correct such misconceptions and to outline a comprehensive plan for exercising proper vocational guidance. Attention is called in particular to the scope of the program recommended whereby the secondary school becomes responsible for the vocational adjustment of all young people of secondary school age, whether in school or at work. This bulletin covers the following topics: (1) Committee on vocational guidance; (2) Reviewing committee of the Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education; (3) Purpose of the report; (4) Meaning and purpose of vocational guidance; (5) Limitations of the field of the report; (6) A brief description of various vocational guidance plans; (7) Vocational guidance program recommended; (8) Some important related topics; and (9) Reports of the Commission on the Reorganization of Secondary Education. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)