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ERIC Number: ED540372
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
University Summer Schools. Bulletin, 1922, No. 31
Egbert, James C.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
During the past 25 years a very significant change has taken place in the attitude of those in control of educational institutions toward the so-called summer season--specifically the months of July and August--as deserving a place in the academic year or calendar. Formerly, the extreme heat so common in many parts of the country was regarded as sufficient interference with study to justify the suspension of the activities familiar to other periods of the year. Beyond this there certainly existed a prevalent and widespread opinion that both pupils and teachers needed the relaxation which an interruption of academic duties furnished, and that this period should cover the two months of the warm season. In all probability this custom arose from the fact that the summer months were the busy time for the countryside and a period when young people were needed on the farm. The winter could readily be given over to educational work. This bulletin covers the following topics: (1) Origin of the summer school; (2) Classification of summer schools; (3) Registration; (4) Length of session; (5) Financial conduct and fees; (6) Salaries of professors and selection of staff; (7) Administration and studies; (8) Recreational work; and (9) Appreciation of summer schools. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)