ERIC Number: ED027501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: N/A
Immigrants at School: New York City, 1898-1914.
Berrol, Selma Cantor
The objectives of the investigation were to find out what changes were made in the educational structure of the city under the pressure of Jewish and Italian immigrants, and to determine if there were any clues sixty years ago to the viability of the New York City schools of today. The period selected was 1898-1914 and the major sources used were the records of the New York City Board of Education and the periodicals of the day. Part I of the study gives the background for change; Part II deals with the changes themselves; and Part III evaluates the innovations and presents their implications for today. Among the innovations were the growth of kindergartens, high schools, and vocational schools; the start of after school recreational programs, and of summer schools; the attempt to open the school to all children; the inclusion of subjects such as physical education and manual training; and the use of schools as social service agencies. (Included is a bibliography arranged in two sections: an essay which attempts to describe and evaluate the most important sources of information, and a list of all materials examined, grouped under topical headings.) (author/nl)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Change Agents, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Innovation, High Schools, History, Immigrants, Italian Americans, Public Schools, Recreational Programs, Summer Schools, Vocational Schools
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.