ERIC Number: ED540188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1928
Reference Count: 0
Requirements for High-School Graduation. Bulletin, 1928, No. 21
Jessen, Carl A.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This bulletin sets forth the results of a study of requirements for high-school graduation. It is believed that graduation requirements constitute a better index to a school's objectives than curriculum offerings, for if a subject is required for graduation, it must be studied, without regard to the pupil's desire. One of the important developments in American secondary education during the past 30 years has been the widespread adoption of the elective system. Various devices have been developed to make election of courses a matter for more deliberate consideration and less aimless choice. Advance registration, the counseling system, educational guidance, and similar plans are all designed to cause the pupil to examine values of subjects which he selects. In addition, certain restrictions are imposed which plainly limit his free election of subjects. Regulations of this latter type are usually incorporated into graduation requirements. Graduation requirements as they exist in the various States, and in individual high schools throughout the Nation, form the basis for the investigation. The contents of this bulletin include: (1) Letter of Transmittal; (2) Introduction: The elective system and graduation requirements; (3) Principles governing graduation requirements; (4) State requirements; (5) City requirements; (6) Graduation requirements of individual schools; and (7) Conclusion: The typical graduation requirement. (Contains 18 tables and 3 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Graduation Requirements, School Counseling, Graduation, Educational History, High School Graduates, Elective Courses, State Standards, Academic Standards, High Schools, Urban Schools
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)