Date of Award
Master of Arts (M.A.)
Today, we are living in a highly complex industrial world. In order to prepare both boys and girls adequately for a happy and essential living in our industrial society, provisions must be made in the general education program for adequate acquaintance with content related to the technical world. Industrial arts helps to interpret our industrial age to students, attempts to prepare youth to meet the challenges which result from industry, and strives; to give adequate preparation for gainful employment and worthy citizenship in a democratic society.
Statement of the problem:
It was the purpose of this study to determine whether California's Secondary schools with an average daily attendance of three hundred students or less (l) offer adequate industrial arts programs to meet the demands placed upon youth in our present, highly technical environment; and (2) to determine how adequately the industrial arts programs contribute to the general welfare of society.
Grassell, Edward Milton. (1951). Industrial arts programs in high schools, grades 9-12, with an average daily attendance of 300 or less. University of the Pacific, Thesis. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/1162