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Thesis (M.A.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1934. Department of Secondary Education.


Copyright 1934, the author. Used by permission.


This thesis examines and researches the answer to several questions with four main questions: 1) What are the aims of public education in the Philippine Islands? 2) How was public education organized and how has it been administered from 1901 to the present time?3) What has been the growth, if any, of vocational education from the time it was first established up to the present day?4)What offerings have been given in each vocational curriculum on the intermediate and secondary levels?

The author gained insight into these questions by securing specific data. The primary source examined was a series of annual reports of the Director of the Bureau of Education to the Department of Public Instruction in the Philippine Islands between 1901 and 1932.Besides these reports, other, fragmentary information was also discovered.These materials were carefully examined year by year and notes were made regarding the philosophy of education, the organization and administration, the entire school enrollment as well as enrollment by curricula.

Using the information gathered from this research, the author wrote several conclusions to answer the four major questions of the study.The author makes the overall conclusion, based on the findings, that the Philippine public schools are not and never were over-vocationalized.

Advisor: Harlan C. Koch