Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. W. H. Thompson
Dr. Frank H. Gorman
Dr. Leslie N. Garlough
Dr. Avery L. Stephens
The vocational education of the present day is a modern substitute for an essential part of medieval apprenticeship -- that part which can be taken over by the school. It must not be forgotten that times have changed and that apprenticeship, as it existed in England from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, would be utterly out of place in a majority of modern occupations. On the other hand, the system was, in its time, a success; for no institution could have lasted as long as this did unless it had met certain vital societal needs. To a very large extent, present-day problems in vocational education arise because of the various interpretations of the part which can advantageously be taken over by the school and that which still belongs to the industry, the business, or the home.
Hurst, Francis M., "A Comparative Study of Students Taking Vocational and General Curricula in a Southern High School" (1951). Student Work. 2467.
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