ERIC Number: ED541191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1919
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education. Bulletin, 1919, No. 25
Bawden, William T.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The two years under review constitute a period of unprecedented progress in vocational education, since it is probably conservative to say that the tangible results accomplished equal those of any decade preceding. There are important factors in this development. To mention a few, they include: (1) Most important of all has been the culmination of a 10 years campaign for securing Federal aid for vocational education; (2) Second in importance only to the activities under the Smith-Hughes Act has been the gigantic experiment in industrial education; (3) The Emergency Fleet Corporation of the United States Shipping Board developed a unique and comprehensive plan for greatly increasing the available supply of skilled mechanics for the shipyards; (4) Important contributions were also made by a number of other government and other agencies; (5) During the past two years there has been an unprecedented reliance upon the machinery of popular education for the accomplishment of undertakings of the gravest importance, not to this Nation only but to the world; (6) There has been an observable increase in both the amount and the proportion of attention given to the problems of vocational education in public discussion; and (7) This widespread popular interest in educational matters has been accompanied by a new and more critical appraisement of school programs. Topics covered in this bulletin include: (1) Important factors of progress; (2) The Federal Board for Vocational Education; (3) The Students' Army Training Corps; (4) Vocational training in Army hospitals; (5) Special training in the shipbuilding industry; (6) Vocational education in the Navy; (7) Conferences on special phases of Industrial education; (8) The continuation school; (9) Prevocational education the junior high school; (10) Manual training in secondary schools receives new impetus; and (11) Criticism examined. (Contains 10 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Vocational Education, Educational Trends, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Public Agencies, Military Training, Allied Health Occupations Education, Junior High Schools, Secondary Education, Criticism, Conferences (Gatherings), Adult Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Federal Programs, Educational Policy, State Policy, Politics of Education, Standards, Teacher Education, Teacher Certification, Guidelines, Agricultural Education, Federal Aid, Prevocational Education, Hospitals, Educational Change, Industrial Training, Labor Force Development, Manufacturing Industry, Veterans Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Continuation Students, Dropout Programs, Cooperative Education
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Morrill Act 1862; Smith Hughes Act