ERIC Number: ED542316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1934
Reference Count: 0
Courses in Occupational Information. Bulletin, 1934, No. 11
Proffitt, Maris M.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
It is generally recognized that knowledge of occupational life is an essential objective of public education. This is based upon the assumption that the normal expectancy for every child is that he will live surrounded by an occupational world and that he himself will follow an occupation for a living. How best to provide adequate instruction in occupations is a problem which many schools are considering at the present time. In order to supply helpful information to schools considering this problem, the Office of Education obtained reports from 1,111 high schools as to their practices relative to instruction in occupational information. The study reported in this bulletin was undertaken to provide: (1) information that would indicate the extent to which instruction in occupational information is included in the public secondary schools of the United States; (2) information on the organization and content of instruction; and (3) programs of schools, representative of present practices. A bibliography is included. (Contains 12 tables and 10 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Career Education, Career Awareness, Occupational Information, Career Guidance, Public Schools, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Educational Practices, Bibliographies, Role of Education, National Surveys, Questionnaires
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)