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ERIC Number: ED540292
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Dormitories in Connection with Public Secondary Schools. Bulletin, 1922, No. 12
Lathrop, Edith Anna
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The first secondary schools in the United States were the Latin grammar schools. These were followed by the academies; and the academies, in turn, gave way to the public high schools. In tracing the development of dormitories in connection with public secondary schools it is necessary to determine where private education left off and public education began. It is also necessary to determine the demarcation between elementary courses and secondary courses. Nothing is found concerning dormitories with the Latin grammar schools. The academies came into existence to provide a more liberal education for those who did not want to go to college and for those who did not have secondary school advantages at home. The semipublic academies, which were the recognized institutions of secondary instruction from the Revolutionary days to the middle of the nineteenth century, have been included in this brief historical resume. The report on buildings and management reported here are based upon replies from questionnaires from 29 high schools maintaining dormitories throughout the United States. In 19 instances the report is supplemented by personal visits. Contents of this bulletin include: (1) Historical development of dormitories with public secondary schools; (2) Buildings; (3) Management; (4) The demand for high-school dormitories and their educational value. An appendix presents reports from 10 schools. (Contains 1 table, 8 plates, 10 footnotes, and a bibliography.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Morrill Act 1862