Agricultural Education: United States Bureau of Education. State Departments of Education. State Legislation

Benjamin Marshall Davis
1909 The Elementary School Teacher  
UNITED STATES BUREAU OF EDUCATION Agricultural education receives the attention of the Bureau of Education in several ways. These may conveniently be grouped under three heads: publications, land-grant colleges, and legislation. Having little administrative authority except that relating to land-grant colleges the Bureau has confined its efforts mainly to its publications and correspondence. "No other educational office of the world has done so extensive literary work as this office," is the
more » ... office," is the fine tribute paid by the Royal Prussian Commission of 1904 in its report to the Prussian Parliament. The Bureau's publications consist of annual reports, special reports, circulars of information, and bulletins. The policy of the bureau toward agricultural education recently expressed by the commissioner applies especially to its publications: It can do its best I think as a co-ordinating influence. It can bring to the notice of less favored institutions information concerning the experience of more advanced institutions. It can call attention from time to time to the relation of agricultural education to general education. It can survey the educational field and possibly point out dangers to be averted or weak places to be strengthened. It can, finally, discover things that need doing and are not attended to by any other agency, and can see that some part of such lack is supplied. So much as this
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