Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Industrial Education


Purpose of the Study

A brief summary of the origin and growth of the industrial arts program which relates so satisfactorily to the program of vocational education will serve to point out its importance.

There were two major factors that appeared as precursors of the industrial arts curriculum. The first was the demand for industrial training so noticeable aster the civil war; the demand in other words, for trained mechanics. Second, was the demand on the part of certain educators for a liberalized school curriculum. This demand grew out of a realization of the democratic status of education. It was a demand to train the "whole boy", not only his head.

Committee Chair/Advisor

Thomas W. Miller

Committee Member

Alvin I. Thomas

Committee Member

Alvin I. Thomas

Committee Member

Samuel R. Collins


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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