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ERIC Number: ED541065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1919
Pages: 29
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Courses of Study for the Preparation of Teachers of Manual Arts. Bulletin, 1918, No. 37
Siepert, Albert F.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The study presented in this bulletin shows considerable variation in the subjects included in the curriculum set up for prospective teachers. There is, however, a growing tendency toward a common standard, and the two-year courses are coming to have many elements in common both as to subject matter and methods of procedure. For example, in many institutions the stock subjects in education, such as psychology and history of education are treated in much the same way. English composition, woodworking, and mechanical drawing are likewise treated much alike by the various schools. Practice teaching varies considerably as to character, length of time required, and conditions under which the teaching is done. State legislation is taking hold of this matter and greater emphasis is certain to be placed upon this phase of the teacher's preparation. This study evaluates the following topic areas as they relate to the preparation of teachers of manual arts: (1) Number and character of such institutions in the United States; (2) Types of curricula as to character and length of time required; (3) Entrance requirements; (4) Faculties; (5) Equipments--buildings, laboratories, shops; (6) Typical two-year courses of study; (7) Clock hours devoted to each subject; (8) Nature and scope of various subjects; (9) Practice teaching; (10) Typical three-year courses of study; (11) Four-year curricula leading to the B.S. degree; and (12) The general problem. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Smith Hughes Act