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Instructor-Training Courses for Trade Teachers and
For Foremen Having an Instructional Responsibility

June, 1921




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UEL W. LAMKIN, Director.
LAYTON S. HAWKINS, Assistant Director, Vocational Education,
R. T. FISHER, Assistant Director, Vocational Rehabilitation.
LEWIS H. CARRIS, Assistant Director, Industrial Rehabilitation.
C. H. Lane, Chief, Agricultural Education Service.
EARL W. BARNHART, Chief, Commercial Education Service.
ANNA E. RICHARDSON, Chief, Home Economics Education Service.
J. C. WRIGHT, Chief, Industrial Education Service.
John CUMMINGS, Economist and Statistician.
D. J. RICHARDSON, Legal Adviser.




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Section I. Preliminary---

What is an instructor.
What is the instructing process.
What are instructional "Tools".

Possibilities as to cost and control..
Se tion II. Types of instructor training-

Training courses for instructor trainers_
Instructor-training courses.
Kinds of courses---
Types of instructor-training courses.
Methods under State plans for administration of instructor training--
Teaching training offered by individual States for the fiscal year

ending June 30, 1920_.
Section III. Illustrations of instructor-training courses_
Training courses for instructor trainers.

Training large numbers of instructors.

Value of the pyramiding scheme..
Instructor-training courses..

The continuous instructor-training course_
Example of a continuous instructor-training course
The discontinuous intensive training course_
The disadvantages of the shorter course are that.
The discontinuous intensive training course and professional


The long-term training course.
Section IV. Comparative discussion of typical courses.

The object of instructor-training courses.
Instructor training vs. trade training--
Instructor training vs. general education --
The standards of preemployment and professional employment

Organization to reach the desired groups--
General continuation instructor-training courses.
Functioning instructor training--
The training environment.--
Types of instructor training courses vs. efficiency standards_
Foremen instructor-training courses.-
The training of foremen as instructors vs. instructor training-
The foremen's instructional job---
Characteristics of the foreman instructor-training course-
A suggested foreman instructor-training course-
Women in instructor-training programs.
Sex segregation pnnecessary-


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Section IV. Comparative discussion of typical courses—Continued.

Chart 1. Organizing plans for instruction.
Chart 2. Supervising instruction.--
Chart 3. Incidental instruction --
Chart 4. Plant agencies
Chart 5. Outside agencies.

Chart 6. Managerial.
Available bulletins of the Federal Board for Vocational Education..


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The manuscript for this bulletin was prepared by Mr. Charles R. Allen, special agent for industrial education, under the direction of Mr. J. C. Wright, chief, industrial education service. Mr. Allen has had a large experience in organizing and conducting foremen's conferences and in training instructors for trade and industrial classes.

This bulletin is one of a series of three on foremanship and instructor training to be published in the following bulletins:

Bulletin No. 60. Foremanship Courses vs. Instructor-Training Courses—A discussion of the distinction between foremanship courses and instructor-training courses.

Bulletin No. 61. Improving foremanship, or Trade Extension Courses for Foremen.

Bulletin No. 62. Instructor Training Courses, or Courses for Trade Teachers and for Foremen Having Instructional Responsibilities.

Foremanship and instructor-training courses have been developed largely as individual experiments. While the experimental stage is not yet passed, it is believed that valuable experiences should be made available to all, and that certain general principles should be set up with regard to the objectives to be attained in such training.

The manuscripts of this bulletin were read at a conference in Chicago, and the contents were revised in accordance with the reaction of those present. At this conference were:

Cleo Murtland, Associate Professor of Industrial Education, University of Michigan.

A.S. Hurrell, Director of Vocational Teacher Training, University of Pittsburgh.

S. M. Ransopher, Director of Industrial Education, University of Texas.

G. A. McGarvey, State Supervisor of Industrial Education, Minnesota.

J. C. Wright, Chief, Industrial Education Service, Federal Board.

C. F. Klinefelter, Federal Agent for Industrial Education, Federal Board.

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