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ERIC Number: ED011133
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 285
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE SOUTH, A FACT BOOK.
MCCLURKIN, W.D.
THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED 4,776 HIGH SCHOOLS WITH AN ENROLLMENT OF 2,318,449 STUDENTS, 98,805 CLASSROOM TEACHERS, AND 4,658 PRINCIPALS IN 11 SOUTHERN STATES TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SECONDARY PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE REGION. THE INVESTIGATION WAS LIMITED TO OBJECTIVE AND QUANTIFIED DATA ON RECORD IN THE 11 STATE DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION REGARDING SCHOOL SIZE, INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL, FINANCE, AND SCHOOL PROGRAMS. THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A SCHOOL DEPENDED UPON ITS ABILITY TO FULFILL THE CRITERIA DETERMINED TO BE INDICATIVE OF EDUCATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS--(1) HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS SHOULD HOLD AT LEAST A MASTER'S DEGREE AND TEACH SUBJECTS IN WHICH THEY ARE CERTIFIED, (2) HIGH SCHOOL FACULTIES SHOULD BE BALANCED WITH BOTH EXPERIENCED AND INEXPERIENCED MALE AND FEMALE TEACHERS, (3) THE SALARY SCHEDULE SHOULD BE COMPETITIVE WITH OTHER HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE NATION, (4) HIGH SCHOOL SIZE SHOULD RANGE FROM 800 TO 1200 STUDENTS AND CLASS SIZE SHOULD AVERAGE 25 STUDENTS, AND (5) A TEACHING LOAD OF 150 PUPILS PER DAY OR 750 PUPILS PER WEEK SHOULD BE THE MAXIMUM TEACHING LOAD ASSIGNED. THE STUDY INDICATED THAT (1) MEDIAN SOUTHERN HIGH SCHOOLS PROVIDED INSUFFICIENT CURRICULAR OFFERINGS, (2) THE HIGH SCHOOLS VARIED IN SIZE, AND (3) QUALIFICATIONS AND WORKING CONDITIONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL PERSONNEL WERE LOW. STATE AND REGIONAL STATISTICAL DATA ARE INCLUDED IN THE DOCUMENT. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE CENTER FOR SOUTHERN EDUCATION STUDIES, BOX 164, GEORGE PEABODY COLLEGE FOR TEACHERS, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37203, FOR $5.00. (GB)
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN. Center for Southern Education Studies.
Identifiers: Tennessee (Nashville)