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ERIC Number: ED541622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1914
Pages: 146
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The School and the Start in Life: A Study of the Relation between School and Employment in England, Scotland and Germany. Bulletin, 1914, No. 4. Whole Number 575
Bloomfield, Meyer
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Within recent years an unusually active interest has been manifested in the after-school careers of the boys and girls who, either through graduation or through dropping out, leave the elementary schools of the United States. The child-welfare organizations of the country have for many years labored to raise the compulsory school age and to safeguard the moral and physical well-being of young wage earners; social and educational agencies have, through private or through public funds; provided for a limited number of children, whose circumstances or whose natural inclinations pointed to some form of industrial employment opportunities to enter, by means of preliminary vocational training and help, the higher levels of the occupations. More recently the vocational guidance movement, with its vocation bureaus, vocational information, placement, scholarship and follow-up societies, has focused public attention on the hitherto scantily recognized responsibility of the public school for the careers of the children who have left it for employment. The object of the present study is to describe some of the important enterprises carried on by public and private agencies in England, Scotland, and Germany for the purpose of assisting boys and girls in their start in life. These countries have been selected for special inquiry because their work of vocational assistance, some of it decades old and much of it still in the early stages of experimentation, possesses peculiar interest and suggestiveness for workers in similar fields in the United States. A bibliography and an index are included. Individual sections contain footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Germany; United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Scotland)