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ERIC Number: ED540384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Pages: 120
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Analytic Survey of State Courses of Study for Rural Elementary Schools. Bulletin, 1922, No. 42
Reinoehl, Charles Myron
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This investigation undertakes to analyze and interpret the character and content of State courses of study for rural elementary schools. It presents in tabular form the aims, subject matter, and materials most frequently recommended in these courses. It seeks to point out the great need for wisely selected materials of instruction and for changes in the preparation of new courses justified by social progress. Just as reform in any line may be said to proceed from what is to what ought to be, so courses that are rebuilt must be based upon existing courses and must be changed to meet the needs of this "new day." This rebuilding requires: (1) detailed information of courses of study in use, about which little has been known, and (2) definite information regarding the facts which country folks ought to know to live successful, happy, and remunerative lives. It is the purpose of this survey to give full information regarding the content of State courses and to interpret the findings in the light of progressive opinion as set forth in recent pedagogical literature bearing on rural education. Specifically the major problems covered by this survey are: (1) What is the character and content of State courses of study for rural elementary schools; (2) What do these courses have to offer regarding the most effective organization of one-teacher schools; (3) What is the relative importance of elementary school subjects as revealed by their prominence in State courses; (4) To what extent do aims and content materials in State courses, as determined by their frequency of appearance in the outlines, meet present needs of rural elementary education; (5) What contributions have the most widely recommended supplementary books and materials to offer for the improvement of rural courses of study? An index is included. [A dissertation submitted to the faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Literature in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Education. Private Edition, Distributed by The University of Chicago Libraries, Chicago, Illinois. Reprinted from United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education Bulletin, No. 42, 1922. Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; 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)