ERIC Number: ED033891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Maryland Department of Education
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
This document traces the historical development of the Maryland Department of Education from the first notable efforts to establish free schooling in 1825 to the present. An introductory section briefly sketches early development of a centralized system and the establishment of a state board in 1870. "From 1900 to World War I" focuses on the important Flexner-Bachman survey commissioned in 1914 as a comprehensive study of the public school system. "Educational Reform" covering the period between the World Wars, discusses the 1916 reform legislation which divorced the state board from politics and provided groundwork for professional teacher certification and education. Other topics include adult and vocational education, education of the handicapped, and the consolidation movement. Subheadings under "World War II and Its Aftermath, 1942-1965" are Philosophy and Change, The Department's Expanding Responsibilities, and Federal-State Relations. The final section on the present administration (involving a staff of 550 people in nine divisions) focuses on the impact of federal legislation: The Civil Rights and Economic Opportunity Acts of 1964 and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. (Included are a 30-item bibliography and organizational charts of the Maryland Department of Education in 1910, 1920, 1940, 1960, and 1967.) (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Maryland; Maryland State Department of Education
Note: Reprinted from Education in the States: Historical Development and Outlook