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Dougherty, Shaun M.; Lombardi, Allison R. – Review of Research in Education, 2016
A long-standing debate has been waged over the past century or more about the purpose of education. Is the primary purpose to provide for the general edification of the individual, or must education have a pragmatic application that relates to one's intended role in the workforce? Public education's focus on these ends has evolved over time, often…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Career Readiness, Vocational Education, Scholarship
Brand, Betsy; Valent, Andrew; Browning, Andrea – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2013
If educators and policymakers are to make good on the national commitment to graduate more students from high school prepared to face postsecondary challenges, schools must continue to improve career technical education (CTE), ensuring that students have access to high-quality pathways to success. This brief provides an overview of the evolution…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1927
This bulletin focuses on these topics: (1) Higher education; (2) Some recent movements in city school systems; (3) Constructive tendencies in rural education; (4) Medical education; (5) The progress of dental education; (6) Recent progress in legal education; (7) Art education in the United States; (8) Industrial education; (9) Agricultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Land Grant Universities, Special Education, Average Daily Attendance
Briggs, Thomas H. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1919
This bulletin discusses secondary education in the United States from the years 1916-1918. The following contents are included: (1) Character of school reports; (2) Growth of high schools; (3) The small high school; (4) Consolidation and coordination; (5) Larger use of the school plant; (6) The high schools and the colleges; (7) Failures and…
Descriptors: Educational History, Small Schools, Consolidated Schools, Coordination
Van Sickle, J. H.; Whyte, John; Deffenbaugh, W. S. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1919
This bulletin discusses public education in the cities of the United States. Part I, Larger Cities, includes the following sections: (1) Introductory; (2) Americanization; (3) Elimination of German and the teaching of foreign languages; (4) Junior high schools; (5) Vocational education; (6) The Gary School; (7) Military training in the schools;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, School Administration, Vocational Education
Calvin, Henrietta W.; Lyford, Carrie Alberta – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1919
Progress in home economics education has been marked in recent years. To the normal rapid increase in the number of high schools offering courses, the extension of systematic training in home making into the lower grades, the establishment of new courses in liberal arts colleges, and the more adequate support of departments previously organized…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Home Economics Education, Home Economics
Hood, William R. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1919
Within the two years comprehended in this review, the Congress of the United States has been in almost continuous session and all the states, except Alabama have held meetings of their legislative bodies. Six states, Georgia, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and South Carolina hold annual meetings of their legislatures, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Politics of Education
Thompson, Frank V. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1919
The influence of industrial vocational education is having its effect upon practices and methods of commercial education. The practice of industrial education of analyzing a curriculum of subjects containing values of vocational work, related vocational, and non-vocational subjects is causing the examination of commercial education with a view to…
Descriptors: Business Education, Secondary Education, School Surveys, Industrial Education
Bawden, William T. – Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior, 1919
The two years under review constitute a period of unprecedented progress in vocational education, since it is probably conservative to say that the tangible results accomplished equal those of any decade preceding. There are important factors in this development. To mention a few, they include: (1) Most important of all has been the culmination of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Vocational Education, Educational Trends
Keesecker, Ward W. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1935
Acts by State legislatures affecting schools, colleges, and universities during 1933 and 1934 are reviewed herein. During this biennium the legislature of every State had one or more legislative sessions; all of them except Alabama had regular sessions. In approximately three-fourths of the States special sessions of the legislature were called.…
Descriptors: Educational History, National Surveys, Educational Trends, Public Education
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Hunt, DeWitt – Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1957
It is believed that superintendents and principals, school board members, teachers, and employers and other lay citizens--in fact, all those persons who help to decide on public-school curriculum have need for a bulletin in which information is made available concerning work experience education programs. They should be informed about selected…
Descriptors: Educational History, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Student Employment