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ERIC Number: ED543337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1946
Pages: 77
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Rural War Production Training Program. Final Report. Bulletin, 1946, No. 11
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
The Rural War Production Training Program was inaugurated at the beginning of the war primarily to provide training in elementary skills to farm youth not needed on farms, sufficient to enable them to secure employment in defense industries. Needs changed, however, and the production of food crops throughout the Nation adequate to feed ourselves, our armed services, and our allies became the major objective of this training program. More than 8,000 local departments of vocational agriculture throughout the United States, possessing the physical facilities and trained leadership necessary for the development and operation of intensive short-unit courses, were in a strategic position to make a vital contribution to the production of increased food commodities during the war period. They additionally made available to the Rural War Production Training program their facilities for farm shop instruction, and stimulated the production and conservation of food crops through specialized, intensive short-unit courses. Part I of this bulletin, The Program Under the National Defense Training Acts, October 9, 1940-June 30, 1945, documents: (1) Preliminary development; (2) Administration of the program; (3) Program operation; (4) Costs paid under the Acts; (5) Instructional materials made available; (6) Program appraisal; and (7) Liquidation of the program. Part II, Food Processing Program in the Public Schools under the Special Grant Funds, June 8, 1945-December 31, 1945, comprises: (1) Origin of the special grant; (2) Program administration; (3) Operation of the program; and (4) Outcomes of the program. Appended are: (1) A list of administrative personnel; (2) Forms used in the operation of the program; (3) A list of instructional materials made available; and (4) Additional tables regarding enrollment. (Contains 3 footnotes, 15 tables, and 3 graphs.) [This bulletin was written by the staff of the Rural War Production Training Program under the direction of W. T. Spanton, Director. Best copy available has been provided.]
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, US Office of Education (ED)