ERIC Number: ED542676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1916
Reference Count: N/A
The District Agricultural Schools of Georgia. Bulletin, 1916, No. 44
Lane, C. H.; Crosby, D. J.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
In most of the States some attempt is made to teach agriculture and rural domestic economy to boys and girls of high school age and over, whose advancement in the ordinary school subjects is of high school grade or less. In some States the attempt has be made to do this work only in the regular county, township, district, and village high schools, modifying or adding to their traditional courses of study as has seemed necessary to adapt them to this purpose. In other States separate schools have been established in which these subjects are made the center of the course of study, and all other subjects are organized around them or are counted merely incidental. The separate high school of agriculture and rural domestic economies has been tried out on a larger scale in Georgia than elsewhere in this country, with one State-supported school in each congressional district. These schools, opened in 1907 and 1908, have now been in session long enough to make the history of their work and their results worthy of careful study. This bulletin embodies the results of a study made at the Department of Agriculture, and includes three parts: (1) Historical--summary of the Georgia agricultural schools; (2) School plant and equipment--description of a typical school, outside relations, and other district agricultural schools; and (3) Courses of study--detailed description of the course in agriculture and domestic science. Appended are statistical data and the 1906 authorizing legislation. (Contains 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Educational History, School Districts, Agricultural Education, High School Students, Rural Areas, Equipment, Home Economics, Economics Education, Rural Economics
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Georgia