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ERIC Number: ED428033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Akron Perkins Normal School: An Institutional History, 1898-1931.
Kline, Melinda J.
The preparation of elementary school teachers in the middle and late 19th century increasingly included city normal training schools. The city school board of Akron, Ohio, reflected this trend and established its own normal training school in 1898. This paper documents the preservice training of teachers within the city training school, the progression of the city normal school from its own teacher preparation program to university affiliation, the establishment of a teachers college, and the merging of the teacher college with Akron University. The paper shows that the preservice training of 19th-century school teachers in Akron, Ohio, progressed from teachers being awarded a diploma to teachers receiving a university degree. Akron teachers first earned diplomas through the city normal school, then progressed to attending the university Teachers College and earning a bachelor's or master's degree in elementary or secondary education. These changes, initiated by state mandates in teacher certification law, led to the creation of teacher preparatory programs administered by the city board of education and their university affiliate. Eventually, the dual administration of the teachers college by the city school board and university was dissolved, and the university assumed control over the teacher preparation program. (Contains 26 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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