Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Industrial Education

Degree Discipline

Industrial Education


The history of industrial education in the small high school in Texas has been the history of an Experimental attempt at Shop Management. A general shop, involving some four activities, under the charge of one man, having some thirty boys each trying to learn some particular skill that he is interested in, present bedlam at its worse unless there is some purposeful organization running throughout the entire shop program. The progress made in the small general shop is made in direct proportion to the extent of the organization that existed in the shop. The Rural High School has a tremendous responsibility in its trying to meet the interest needs of the number of boys that come to school. The problem is how can such an organization be affected. This study is an attempt to outline a program that is workable in a small rural situation. The Study shall concern itself with modern trends in shop program making and at the same time keep in mind the barrenness of the locality, the irregularity of attendance, the lack of adequate space, and the indifference of some parents to that kind of training. The program shall be concerned more with the boy. It will be so organized that he will play an important in its development and its success.


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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