ERIC Number: ED542274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1933
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Cooperation in Agricultural Extension Work, Vocational Education, and Vocational Rehabilitation. Bulletin, 1933, No. 15
Blauch, Lloyd E.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
During the past quarter of a century there have been rather continuous and persistent efforts for Federal aid to education. Twenty-one years ago the Congress of the United States enacted the Smith-Lever Agricultural Extension Act, and 3 years later it passed the Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act. Under the Smith-Lever Act and subsequent related legislation, agricultural extension work has been developed in this country on a large scale, involving an annual expenditure of more than twenty million dollars. Likewise, the Smith-Hughes Act and subsequent related legislation have resulted in the establishment of systems of vocational education which enroll annually more than 1 million persons and cost the States and the Federal Government more than 30 million dollars a year. Much information collected from widely scattered sources is here made available on (a) the social, economic, and educational background out of which came the movement for these reforms of Federal participation in education, (b) the enactment of the legislation, and (c) the organization and operation of the systems of agricultural extension work, vocational education, and vocational rehabilitation. Thus, the study reported in this bulletin contributes not only to educational history but to an understanding of present-day questions. The bulletin should prove useful to students of education, sociology, economics, and government, and to other persons interested in the development of national policies in education. Appended are: (1) The Smith-Lever Act; (2) The Clarke-McNary Act; (3) The Capper-Ketcham Act; (4) The Smith-Hughes Act; (5) The George Ellzey Act; (6) The Vocational Rehabilitation Act; (7) The Vocational Rehabilitation Act Amended; (8) Federal Appropriations for Agricultural and Home-Economics Extension Work; (9) Federal Appropriations for Vocational Education; and (10) Federal Appropriations for Vocational Rehabilitation. A bibliography is included. Individual sections contain footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Extension Education, Government Role, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Home Economics, Bibliographies, African American Education, American Indian Education, Womens Education, Vocational Schools, Vocational Education Teachers, Home Economics Education, Teacher Education, Agricultural Education, Land Grant Universities, Extension Agents, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational Education, Rural Extension, Federal Aid, State Policy, State Programs, Educational Finance, Urban Schools, Rural Areas, Elementary Secondary Education, Youth Clubs, Enrollment, Disabilities, Educational Trends
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Morrill Act 1862; Morrill Act 1890; Smith Hughes Act; Smith Lever Act