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ERIC Number: ED141055
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1930-Jun
Rural School Consolidation. A Decade of School Consolidation with Detailed Information from 105 Consolidated Schools. Pamphlet No. 6, June 1930.
Divided into 2 parts, this U.S. Office of Education bulletin presents: comparative data re: growth in the movement toward consolidation of rural and small schools between 1918 and 1928 with factors affecting this movement; and a description of the consolidated school of 1926-27 based on medians obtained from data supplied by 105 representative consolidated schools. The 1918-1928 comparative statistics presented include: number of 1-room and consolidated schools by states; decrease in number of 1-teacher schools with an estimate of future decreases (to 1938); and enrollment in consolidated schools in 17 states vs total public school enrollment. Data cited re: factors influencing the consolidation movement include: increasing demands on the school; official encouragement; state aid; and roads and improved transportation (number of pupils transported vs amount spent). In summary, this bulletin indicates that during this 10-year period the consolidation movement showed considerable "progress" with the number of large, rurally centralized schools increasing significantly and the concept of centralization being afforded the kind of official recognition that permitted expenditure of public funds for pupil transportation. Characteristics presented for the typical consolidated school include: teacher training; valuations and income; school grounds; type of school organization; sources and amount of revenue; and percent of pupils transported and transportation costs. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to small print of original document