Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Vocational education is nothing new. Since the human race began its long struggle to conquer its environment, manual skill and job knowledge have, in one way or another, been transmitted from man to man and from generation to generation. All of the phenomena of vocational training in modern society have their roots deeply and firmly grounded into the past stuart Noble (16) say:

It is clear that the conception of education in eighteenth-century America was threefold; religious, practical, and formal. Practical utility was claiming an increasing share of attention and was to attain the ascendency as a motive in education a century later.

Greater emphasis has been placed on vocational education since the reorganization of the secondary schools. Vocational education has pointed out one of the most vital problems which confront the secondary schools of America today; namely discovering those talents which are needed in the service of society and the training of each individual so that he may render the most useful service therein. Occupational life today has become so complex and highly organized that individual initiative counts for little. Boys and girls are victims of social and economic conditions over which they have little individual control. Vocational adjustment has become a community concern as well as an individual problem. The school is one of the best institutions through which an adequately conceived and administered program of adjustment can be provided.

Committee Chair/Advisor

H. J. Kinchelow

Committee Member

H. J. Kinchelow


Prairie View Agriculture and Mechanical College


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John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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