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FEDERAL BOARD FOR VOCATIONAL EDUCATION.

MEMBERS.

DAVID F. HOUSTON, Chairman,

Secretary of Agriculture. WILLIAM O. REDFIELD,

Secretary of Commerce. WILLIAM B. WILSON,

Secretary of Labor. P. P. CLAXTON,

Commissioner of Education.

JAMES P. MUNROE, Vice Chairman,

Manufacture and Commerce
CHARLES A. GREATHOUSE,

Agriculture.
ARTHUR E. HOLDER,

Labor.

EXECUTIVE STAFF.

C. A, PROSSER, Director.
LAYTON S. HAWKINS, Chief of Vocational Educational Division.

CHARLES H, WINSLOW, Chief of Research Division.
J. A. C. CHANDLER, Chief of Rehabilitation Division.

All communications should be addressed to

The Federal Board for Vocational Education, Washington, D. C. 2

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Page.

Home economics...

56

General status of home economics education in 1917.....

56

Interpretation of principles of home economics education as provided in

the Smith-Hughes Act......

Work accomplished during 1917-18..

62

Commercial education....

64

Necessity for providing competent State supervision.

65

Establishment of more and better teacher-training facilities.

66

Establishment of a better type of elementary commercial education.. 66

Differentiated high-school commercial courses...

67

Part-time commercial education......

67

Promotion of retail selling and commercial courses..

67

Other advanced commercial courses..

68

Education for foreign trade......

68

Standardization of the technical commercial subjects..

69

Modification of related subjects.....

69

More consideration for local men..

70

Advanced business education....

70

State organization of commercial education.

Evening school commercial education.....

71

Publications.....

72

Statistical report...

83

Number of schools reporting vocational courses.

83

Teacher-training centers.....

84

Number of teachers of vocational courses.

84

Teacher-training teachers.....

84

Enrollment in vocational courses..

Enrollment in teacher-training courses....

85

Schools and teacher-training centers applying for aid.

85

State directors and supervisors.....

85

Regional summary of statistical returns by States.....

85

Table 1. Statistics of vocational schools and of vocational teacher-

training centers for the year ended June 30, 1918, by regions...... 86

Allotment tables...

89

Increase in allotment, 1918-19 over 1917–18.......

89

Table 2. Increase in allotment of Federal money for the promotion of

vocational agriculture, trade, industry, and home economics, and teacher

training, 1918-19 over 1917-18, by regions......

89

Apportionment of allotment for trade, industry, and home economics.

90

Apportionment of allotment for maintenance of teacher training....

90

Unexpended balances in State treasuries July 30, 1918....

91

Table 3. Unexpended balances in State treasuries June 30,1918, and

amount to be sent to States for the fiscal year 1918–19, by regions...... 91

Interest earned on Federal funds.....

92

Table 4. Increase in total allotment of Federal money for the promotion of

vocational education by States, 1918–19 over 1917–18......

94

General tables.....

95

Table 5. Number of schools reporting Federally aided vocational instruc-

tion and number of teacher-training centers by States, for fiscal year

ended June 30, 1918.......

95

Table 6. Number of teachers of vocational courses and of vocational

teacher-training courses, by States, for fiscal year ended June 30, 1918.. 96

General tables-Continued.

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Table 7. Number of pupils enrolled in vocational courses and in teacher-

training courses, by States, for fiscal year ended June 30, 1918...... 98

Table 8. Number of schools applying for aid, approved and not approved

by State boards, by States, for fiscal year ended June 30, 1918.... 100

Table 9. Number of State directors and supervisors paid or reimbursed

out of Federal, State, and local funds, and number giving full time and

part time to supervision, by States, for fiscal year ended June 30, 1918.. 102

Table 10. Amount of salaries of State directors and supervisors paid or

reimbursed out of Federal, State, and local funds, by States, for fiscal

year ended June 30, 1918...

103

Table 11. Allotment to the States for the fiscal year 1917–18..

104

Table 12. Allotment to the States for the fiscal year 1918–19..

106

Table 13. Amount expended for home economics compared with 20 per

cent of the total allotment for trade, industry, and home economics, and

amount expended for all-day and evening schools compared with 667

per cent of the total, for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1918.......... 108

Table 14. Amount expended for training teachers of agriculture, trade,

and industry, and home economics, compared with 60 per cent of total

allotment for maintenance of teacher training, for fiscal year ended June

30, 1918........

109

Table 15. For vocational agriculture: Amount sent to State during the

fiscal year 1917-18, amount expended during the year, and unexpended

balance in State treasury June 30, together with allotment and amount

to be sent to State in the fiscal year 1918–19.........

110

Table 16. For trade, industry, and home economics: Amount sent to

State during the fiscal year 1917–18, amount expended during the year,

and unexpended balance in State treasury June 30, together with allot-

ment and amount to be sent during fiscal year 1918–19...

111

Table 17. For teacher training: Amount sent to State during the fiscal

year 1917–18, amount expended during the year, and unexpended balance

in State treasury June 30, together with allotment and amount to be sent

during the fiscal year 1918–19.......

112

Appendix A. Regulations covering the administration of the Vocational Edu-

cation Act .....

113

Appendix B. Rulings and decisions of the Federal board.

141

Appendix C. Response of States to the Smith-Hughes Act..

151

Appendix D. State legislation......

158

Appendix E. Executive officers, membership, directors, and supervisors of

State boards for vocational education......

162

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