Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Industrial Education


Recognizing the fact that the school must assume its obligation and prepare the youth for tomorrows jobs, the F. W. Gross High School intends to do no less than to prepare the youth of the community in which it is located to be responsible citizens and productive consumers. This study shall be centered around this fact. We know that it is good business as well as good educational practices to take a look, or reappraise our programs from time to time, to see if our values or objectives are in tune with the times. The curriculum of a school should be built around the needs of the immediate community. One of the primary objectives of this study will be to take a look at the industrial community of Victoria, Texas and the industrial arts program at its F. W. Gross High School. The problem grew out of the rapid development and growth of Victoria, Texas into a decidedly industrial city. We wondered what effect, if any, this rapid industrial development has brought to bear on the F. W. Gross High School and its program of industrial arts. We wondered if this huge, hungry industry brought along a need for a greater local labor supply. If so, then what should be the role of the industrial arts department of the Gross High School in efforts to aid in the supply of this labor demand.

Committee Chair/Advisor

John P. Krouse

Committee Member

A. I. Thomas


Prairie View A&M College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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