ERIC Number: ED542849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1908
Reference Count: 33
The Apprenticeship System in Its Relation to Industrial Education. Bulletin, 1908, No. 6. Whole Number 389
Wright, Carroll D.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The interest in industrial education which has arisen in this country has brought into new prominence the whole system of training for trades by a regular course of apprenticeship. Education by apprenticeship and education by schools have gone on for many generations side by side as two entirely distinct and unrelated forms of education. The newer movements are concerned with bringing these two kinds of education together and making of them a new kind of education which shall train equally for skill and for intelligence. This new movement is attended with obvious difficulties. It is clear that among other things a better knowledge of the apprenticeship system as it is today is urgently needed. With a view to meeting this need, the author has prepared an account of the apprenticeship system. There can be no doubt that the desired combination of schooling and apprenticeship must be approached from many sides and will be accomplished in many ways. The treatment of apprenticeship presented by the author describes certain ways in which this combination may be effected, as shown by recent experience in a few of our leading industries. It will throw light also upon the subject as a whole, and will doubtless be of value even in those undertakings in which the problem is approached by altogether different ways. A list of reference relating to the education of apprentices is provided. Digest of apprentice laws in the United States is presented in an appendix. An index is also included. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Apprenticeships, Industrial Education, Vocational Education, International Education, Academic Education, General Education, Educational Principles, Educational Policy, Unions, State Regulation, Labor Legislation, Educational Legislation, Education Work Relationship, Program Descriptions, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Schools, Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Industry
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)