ERIC Number: EJ548236
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Reluctant Scholars: Apprentices and the Petersburg (Virginia) Benevolent Mechanics' Association's School.
Watkinson, James D.
History of Education Quarterly, v36 n4 p429-48 Win 1996
Discusses the educational and social efforts of the Benevolent Mechanics Association in Petersburg, Virginia, between the years 1825 and 1857. Although economically prosperous, the southern mechanics (all skilled trades) established a night school for their apprentices in a bid for social acceptance. Examines the reasons for the school's failure. (MJP)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational History, Evening Programs, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education, Professional Associations, Program Evaluation, Skilled Occupations, Skilled Workers, Social Bias, Social History, Social Mobility, Social Status, State History, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Working Class
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia