ERIC Number: ED543101
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1913
Reference Count: 0
Agricultural Instruction in High Schools. Bulletin, 1913, No. 6. Whole Number 513
Robison, C. H.; Jenks, F. B.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
From the standpoint of support or maintenance, secondary schools giving instruction in agriculture fall into two groups: (1) Those supported by public funds regardless of how the money is raised, and (2) those supported by private benefactions. From the standpoint. of administration, however, the line of cleavage is along rather different lines: (1) General, or nonspecialized, public high schools, with agriculture included among the various other studies taught; and (2) special, or technical agricultural high schools. Many technical agricultural schools are private, but appeal to a general constituency; while many others, both public and private, are for mental and moral delinquents. No technical schools were considered in this bulletin except those maintained, at least in part, by public funds, and open to all the young people of the community. The general high school offering instruction in agriculture is of practically every type recognized among public schools. The political units supporting it range from villages and parts of townships to counties. The special schools, on the other hand, are supported almost without exception by the larger political units, the county, the congressional or special district, or the State at large. Following a brief historical sketch of the subject of agricultural instruction in high schools, contents of this bulletin include the following topics: (1) Organization of secondary schools in relation to the teaching of agriculture; (2) The public high school; (3) Special secondary schools of agriculture; (4) High school teachers of agriculture; (5) Salaries of teachers of agriculture; (6) Provisions for the higher training of teachers of agriculture; (7) Relation of agriculture to the other sciences; (8) Relation of agriculture in the high school to that in the elementary school; (9) Difficulties of instruction; (10) State aid to agriculture in the public schools; and (11) Some typical high schools teaching agriculture. An index is included. (Contains 24 tables, 7 figures, and 26 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Agriculture, Public Schools, State Aid, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Public Education, Private Education, Vocational Education, Administrative Organization, Special Schools, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Education, Sciences, Elementary Schools, Teaching Methods, Teaching Conditions, Educational Finance
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)