ERIC Number: ED326339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1938-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Newer Types of Instruction in Small Rural Schools. Yearbook 1938.
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This publication describes adaptations of teaching methods and instructional materials to meet the special needs of rural students in the late 1930s. These "newer" types of instruction were often child centered, and included: (1) grouping subject matter into broad divisions such as social studies and language arts rather than the traditional "history,""English," etc.; (2) teaching specific skills as the need arose; (3) using materials based on the needs and experiences of students; (4) using a wider range of materials; and (5) viewing the curriculum as a means rather than an end. The yearbook contains nine chapters contributed by different administrators and practitioners. The first six chapters deal with specific areas of instruction: art, health, language arts, social studies, natural sciences, and music. The final three chapters examine: (1) the local community and environment as sources of instructional materials, (2) individualized instructional practices, and (3) the educational program and school activities as sources of student "socialization"--preparation for citizenship in a democracy and for the realities of a more urbanized environment. (SV)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.