ERIC Number: ED541196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1919
Reference Count: 0
The American Spirit in Education. Bulletin, 1919, No. 30
Mann, C. R.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
America inherited most of the content, form, and spirit of the education of its schools from Europe; but from Colonial times until now there has been an ever-increasing tendency to adapt these more closely to the needs of life in America and to the American spirit of service. This tendency has been given unusual impetus by the exigencies of war through which the United States has just passed and of readjustment through which its citizens are now passing. The present and the immediate future therefore seem to offer an opportunity,which should not be neglected, to unify the life and work and education of America more completely and more vitally than has ever before been possible. The results of a study of the American spirit in education, embodied in this bulletin, covers the following topics: (1) Benjamin Franklin, the prophet of American education; (2) The apprentice days; (3) Journeyman's estate; (4) Industrial reorganization; (5) The foundation of technical education; (6) The development of technical education; and (7) The future of American education. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Technical Education, United States History, Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Industrial Education, Apprenticeships, Industry, Vocational Education, Transportation, Agricultural Education, Federal Aid, Engineering Education, Land Grant Universities, Military Service, Military Training, Reading, Clubs
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)