Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Industrial Arts


It is one of the outstanding concerns of the advocates of Industrial Arts Education in the West Texas area to prove that Industrial Arts merits a place of importance in the curriculum of the West Texas public schools. This study is offered with the hope that enough information may be given to bring to the attention of educators the importance of a public school Industrial Arts program.

It is realized by the investigator that it is not the purpose of Industrial Arts to offer training for saleable skills. However, it is also realized that if the objectives of industrial arts are to be accomplished, such as the development of a certain amount of skill in basic industrial processes, and appreciation for good design, then the products of the industrial arts programs should possess some degree of saleable skills.

It is the purpose of this study to: (1) determine some of the contributions which industrial arts can make to meet the needs of youth in the West Texas area, (2) determine how industrial arts is contributing to the vocational needs of youth in the West Texas area.

This investigation is limited to a study of industrial arts as it relates to the West Texas area, and no consideration is given to vocational Industrial education.

Committee Chair/Advisor

S. R. Collins


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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