Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Master of Industrial Education


Background of the Problem

Vocational guidance is one of the problems which confronts the industrial arts teacher. Most of the students who take industrial arts in high school will never go to college. Industrial arts subjects, when well taught, is valuable as a means of revealing to the pupil his abilities and limitations, especially those personality assets and liabilities that should be taken into account in planning his general education. Industrial arts subjects are also valuable in exploratory values. The usual industrial arts program in any high school, no matter how complete it may be, supplies pupils with only a fraction of the information needed in order to serve as a basis for choosing an occupation.

The objectives of industrial arts are closely related to vocational guidance. It is through the fulfillment of these objectives that an industrial arts program may be successful.

Forrester2 contends that the instructor of junior or senior grade students majoring in industrial arts stands in a key position. Particularly in those schools which do not have complete vocational advisement services. In such schools, the industrial arts teacher must assume the responsibilities of a vocational advisor and take time out to counsel personally each graduating senior. He should assist such students in making out a post-high school vocational plan i.or further training or job placement. He should advise them about the various placement services and the techniques of job finding and job keeping.

Committee Chair/Advisor

L.K. Boyden

Committee Member


Committee Member



Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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