Excerpt from The Next Step in Agricultural Education or the Place of Agriculture in Our, American System of Education an Address Now, two radically different methods have been proposed for meeting this new educational demand in the secondary schools. The one method proposes a separate system of schools for country people, to be kwn as agricultural high schools, farm schools, etc., in which agriculture for boys and domestic science for girls should be the leading subjects taught, assuming that existing high schools in general shall be kwn and considered as city schools, whose business it is to minister to the people of the cities and their concerns as the agricultural schools should minister to the affairs of the country. Several of these agricultural high schools have been already established, tably in Wisconsin and Georgia, and a bill which is w in Congress is designed to make the distinction t only clear but permanent, as between agricultural high schools that serve the people and interests of the country, and city high schools that serve the people and interests of the city. The other method proposes t one system of secondary schools for the country and ather for the city, but a single system for both. It proposes, for example, that the present system of high schools should t be deminated city high schools with a narrow range of interests, but that they should be so expanded in personnel and equipment, and so enriched in courses, as to minister to the natural interests of their environment, whatever they may be, agricultural, mechanical, commercial, literary, and what t; and that the present ungraded schools in the thinly populated country districts shall be condensed into larger and stronger units, meeting as they are able the educational needs of their communities, and evolving naturally and ultimately into true secondary schools. The one proposal is logically for as many systems and types of schools as there are distinct interests and lines of instruction; the other is for a single system of education, with highly differentiated courses taught in the same schools. The one proposes to insert itself by main strength into the very heart of our system of secondary education; the other must of necessity develop by gradual process. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.