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ERIC Number: ED540377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
First National Conference on the Work-Study-Play or Platoon Plan. Bulletin, 1922, No. 35
Barrows, Alice
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
In February, 1922, the United States Commissioner of Education, John J. Tigert, called the First National Conference on the Work-Study-Play, or Platoon. One result of this conference was that the superintendents who attended asked the United States Bureau of Education to serve as a clearing house of information in regard to the work-study-play plan. Consequently, during the past few months the Bureau of Education has not only been assisting individual superintendents by providing them with information which they desire in regard to this subject, but it has also been collecting from all over the country all available data on the subject. Since cities are adopting the plan almost every month, the data received by the Bureau of Education are constantly being added to, so that what is printed one month will no longer be news by the end of the next month. A point has now been reached, however, where data of a sufficiently comprehensive character to release for publication have been secured. In preparing this bulletin, attention was given particularly to the two groups who asked that this information be gathered, i.e., superintendents who are now operating their schools on the work-study-play plan and those who wish to find out how to organize their schools on the plan, and consequently it has been the aim to present the data which would be of practical assistance to them. This material, however, should be of use to anyone interested in the subject of the development of the work-study-play, or platoon, plan. The topics to be covered in this bulletin are as follows: (1) Educational philosophy of the plan; (2) How the plan works; (3) Forty-five cities now organized on work-study-play, or platoon, plan; (4) Reasons for calling a national conference on the work-study-play, or platoon, plan; (5) Program of the conference; (6) Features of the plan emphasized by all speakers; (7) Educating the public; (8) Problem of organizing a work-study-play school; (9) Pittsburgh has voted to all of its elementary schools on the platoon plan; (10) Housing capacity of buildings increased by work-study-play plan; (11) Special activities and departmentalization; (12) Function of the auditorium in the work-study-play, or platoon, school; and (13) Some results obtained in the work-study-play, or platoon, schools, as stated by superintendents in charge of such schools. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)