ERIC Number: ED540320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
The District Owned or Controlled Teacher's Home. Bulletin, 1922, No. 16
Muerman, J. C.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Various names, such as teacher's home, manse, teacherage, attic apartment, "Lean-to" and dominage are applied to the district--owned buildings or to rooms in the schoolhouse that provide living quarters for teachers. There various titles convey no differences in meaning. All serve the same general purpose, to describe a comfortable residence for the teacher, where with quietness and independence, he or she may best serve the school and the community. In this bulletin "home" will be used rather than "teacherage." The teacher's home stands in almost the same relation to the school that the parsonage or manse does to the church. In the study of the teachers' homes presented in the bulletin, an attempt was made to secure accurate information from each state and county. The comments made by the state superintendents and county superintendents have been interesting, instructive, and valuable. It is impossible to give all of these in full but the ideas they contain have been incorporated in the seminar, and findings of the bulletin. The aim of the bulletin is to give the present status of the difficult problem of providing a comfortable home for the teacher and what is being done in the different states toward its successful solution; how the county superintendent or school trustees have met this situation; and what may be done to better schools by offering homelike conditions for teachers. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Superintendents, Place of Residence, School Districts, Teachers, Housing, State Legislation, School Buildings, Planning
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Delaware; Virginia