ERIC Number: ED543043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1912
Reference Count: 0
Professional Distribution of College and University Graduates. Bulletin, 1912, No. 19. Whole Number 491
Burrit, Bailey B.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
At the basis of social control lies a conscious change in the social environment. Applied particularly to higher education this means that control of present tendencies in our colleges and universities and their proper direction toward the future must necessarily depend upon as complete knowledge as possible, on the part of college and university administrators, of what, the present tendencies are and how they have developed in the history of education Applied still more specifically, it means that changes in aims, methods, and particularly in curricula, if wisely made, must be made in the light of full knowledge of present tendencies and past, developments. This suggests at once that college and university administrators should have at their command complete information on such topics as the rise, growth, and present tendencies of college and university curricula, types of university and college control and government, methods of support, etc. Perhaps, most important of all for the practical purposes of an administrator who hopes to provide more adequate preparation of students for active participation in definite fields of work, is complete information as to what college graduates are actually doing, and how this differs from what they did in the seventeenth, eighteenth, sand nineteenth centuries. This, in brief, is what the present study aims to provide, by giving in detail the history through various professions in their relations to the alumni of 10 representative institutions, by comparing the development of these professions in 25, and by presenting in addition the combined statistics of 37 such institutions. An index is provided. (Contains 23 figures, 69 tables and 2 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: College Graduates, Social Environment, Social Control, Educational History, Administrator Role, Social Change, Alumni, Careers, Professional Education, Statistical Data, Clergy, Teaching (Occupation), Physicians, Lawyers, Business, Employment, Surveys
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)