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Vocational Education for National Defense


by Oakley Furney & C. Kenneth Beach — 1943

The necessity for the United States to take steps to safeguard itself from the growing strength and victories of the Axis countries became evident during the early part of 1940. To take these steps, it became essential to increase production of war industries far beyond that of any previous time. A considerable dearth of skilled labor necessary to produce the enormous output planned in war industries was evident even though there had been a general expansion of vocational training in recent years.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 42, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 44 Number 9, 1943, p. 184-196
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20415, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 12:48:29 PM

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  • Oakley Furney
    New York State Education Department
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    OAKLEY FURNEY is the Assistant Commissioner for Vocational Education at the New York State Education Department.
  • C. Beach
    New York State Education Department
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    C. KENNETH BEACH is the Supervisor of the Bureau of Industrial and Technical Education at New York State Education Department.
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