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ERIC Number: ED543140
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1913
Pages: 56
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Trade School for Girls: A Preliminary Investigation in a Typical Manufacturing City, Worcester, Massachusetts. Bulletin, 1913, No. 17. Whole Number 525
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This study of the needs and possibilities of the industrial training of girls and women by the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, was made in the spring and summer of 1911. Three cities, Worcester, Cambridge, and Somerville, through their respective school committees, expressed a willingness to establish trade schools for girls and asked the State board of education through its agents to aid them in the task of setting up the kind of school which would best meet the vocational needs of the female wage earners and receive the approval of the State board of education for State aid under the Massachusetts statutes. The reports resulted in the establishment of trade schools for girls which are now in successful operation in the three cities. The conditions at Worcester were somewhat more favorable for the research work, and the report upon that city was fuller and perhaps, on the whole, more thorough, therefore it is presented in this bulletin. The Worcester report indicates the many problems that need to be taken into consideration in setting up a course of study and a scheme of training for any group of female wage earners. One of the most helpful things which this report does is to call attention to the fact that the character of the trade school established for girls in any city must be entirely dependent upon the conditions which it must face. The information in this bulletin is presented in eight chapters, as follows: (1) The method of investigation; (2) Industrial opportunities for women in Worcester; (3) The exodus of young girls from the schools; (4) Industries which young girls enter; (5) Kinds of work done by young girls; (6) Women-employing industries of Worcester; (7) Summary; and (8) Presentation of material in tabular form. (Contains 8 tables and 37 footnotes.) [This investigation was led by the Research Department of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union of Boston, under the direction of Susan M. Kingsbury and May Allinson. Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts