ERIC Number: ED543290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1913
Reference Count: N/A
The Fitchburg Plan of Cooperative Industrial Education. Bulletin, 1913, No. 50. Whole Number 561
McCann, Matthew R.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
One of the most successful attempts to give instruction in the trades in the public high school and at the same time to preserve the best of the traditional high-school course is that begun at Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The cooperative plan, adopted in imitation of that in use in the college of engineering of the University of Cincinnati, has become widely know as the "Fitchburg plan." There is a demand from high-school officials and others interested in secondary education for the fuller and more accurate information about the plan, the methods of its application, and the results obtained that can be had from the many brief partial accounts which have appeared in the magazines and school journals. The plan, which is based on sound principles of pedagogy and might well be adopted, with necessary modifications in many other cities and towns, is discussed in detail in this bulletin. (Contains 5 illustrations.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Industrial Education, Cooperative Education, High School Students, Public Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Program Descriptions, School Statistics, Student Attitudes, Males, Shop Curriculum, Academic Education, Program Effectiveness, Urban Schools, Student Employment
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts; Ohio