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ERIC Number: ED543001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1912
Pages: 50
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Agricultural Education in Secondary Schools: Papers Read at the Second Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Agricultural Teaching, Columbus, Ohio, November 14, 1911. Bulletin, 1912, No. 6. Whole Number 474
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Education in and through agriculture is attracting the attention and interest of teachers in schools of all grades and of many people, both in the country and in the city. Only within recent years have agriculture and allied subjects come to be an important part of the courses of study in elementary and secondary schools and in normal schools whose purpose and function it is to prepare teachers for these lower schools. For this reason there is still much uncertainty as to what and how much of these subjects should be taught, how the matter selected should be arranged, what methods of teaching should be used, and what should be the organization and support of the schools doing this work. Hence, any contribution toward the answer of these questions is welcomed by teachers, school officers, legislators, and people who have children to educate and who contribute to the support of the schools. This bulletin consists of papers read before the American Association for the Advancement of Agricultural Teaching at its second annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio, November, 1911. This association is composed of persons engaged in agricultural education in American colleges, normal schools, high schools, elementary schools, and special schools of agriculture. Its membership includes able men and women in all parts of the United States who have acquaintance with the present usage and the needs of such education in all sections. These papers constitute a valuable contribution to the solution of several problems of agricultural education, especially in the secondary schools. The six papers presented in this bulletin are as follows: (1) Essentials in a state system of agricultural education (F. W. Howe); (2) The need for reliable scientific data regarding social and economic conditions in rural communities (E. C. Higbie); (3) The proper equipment of an agricultural high school (D. O. Barto), followed by a discussion of this paper by D. J. Crosby; (4) The Smith's Agricultural School and agricultural education in Massachusetts (R. W. Stimson); (5) The unprepared teacher of agriculture in high schools and colleges of education (A. V. Storm); and (6) What is done to prepare teachers of secondary school agriculture (A. C. Monahan. [Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts