Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Arts and Science
The interest of the general public in education, the extent and rapid growth of education as a public enterprise, and the everchanging curricula of secondary schools are well known subjects and are of frequent concern. Of less concern, however, is the extent to which the secondary school accomplishes its purpose in preparing its products for the preeminent aim of all education—that of life. This is particularly true with reference to Negro secondary schools in Texas, which are, for most part, academic. It is the purpose of this study, therefore, to ascertain pertinent information concerning the extent to which the high school functions in preparing its products for immediate absorption into industry, vocations, and other walks of life, and to offer certain recommendations toward curriculum re-arrangement.
When one considers the fact that every year Texas Negro high schools send out hundreds of graduates who do not enter higher institutions of learning, but remain home instead, and the more significant fact that these hundreds of graduates are usually in need of employment as a means of supplementing family incomes, or of earning their own livelihoods, the need for an investigation of the factors involved in determining the status of high school graduates becomes apparent immediately.
John B. Cade
Prairie View State Normal and Industrial College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Love, R. E. (1936). A survey of the Vocational Status of Ninty-Seven Graduates of Booker T. Washington High School, Houston, Texas. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/358