Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Industrial Education


We live in an industrial age. Our world, once based on animal and man power, is now mechanized. Now, man has tractors to do the work of horses. Industry Is not static, it is dynamic. It is a living symbol indicative of our times. All of the pursuits of our lives have been affected by this age of science and technology. The dominant element in America is industry. In order to survive we must adjust our mode of living to the development of industry.1

Industrial Education fosters the development of a strong foundation in the skills, knowledge, and attitudes, regarding technical matters that are needed for happy and effective living in America. Public schools should give every youngster the chance to learn to work with tools and materials, and to acquire reasonable judgment and some degree of technical know-how.2

Courses in industrial education should be made available to all students in the Liberty Training School. This statement is based on the necessity for satisfying the immediate needs of all the pupils for industrial education as an asset to those pupils who drop out of high school; for those who finish high school and do not enter college; and for those who graduate and go to college. Industrial education for pupils in these areas will improve the individual and the community economic status of Liberty, Texas.

The main purpose of this study was to propose an Industrial Education Program for Liberty Training School at Liberty, Texas.

To attain this, certain questions were kept in mind, namely: 1. What are the understandings, interests and abilities of the students with relation to industrial arts in Liberty Training High School? 2. How can industrial education aid in the improvement of the economic status of the community? 3. What should be the role of industrial education in the Liberty Training High School? 4. What should be the organization plan of such an industrial education program?

1Industrial Arts, Its Interpretation in American Schools (Washington, D. C.: American Vocational Association, 1949), p. 3. 2F. Theodore Struck, Foundation of Industrial Education (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1930), p. 212.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Thomas W. Miller

Committee Member

Larry McGhee

Committee Member

Alvin I. Thomas


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John B Coleman Library

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