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ERIC Number: ED540429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1923
Reference Count: 0
Recent Development of Parent-Teacher Associations. Bulletin, 1923, No. 5
Lombard; Ellen C.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
During the past two years parent-teacher associations have developed in numerical strength and effectiveness in the United States. Their expansion during this period has been notable in the history of the movement to bring home and school into cooperative relationship. Parents and teachers are interpreters of the environment of the children. They help the children to understand relationships, to find themselves, and to adapt themselves to their environment. They work, one in the home, the other in the school, and both in the community for the accomplishment of their aim. Teachers have their technical training and their experience to offer to the parents for their enrichment, and parents have their more intimate experience with their children and their sympathetic cooperation to offer to teachers. The ultimate result of the cooperation indicated may be successful when these forces work together with a common aim. United into partnership as an organized parent-teacher association, the partnership becomes an important asset not only to the home and the school, but also to the community, the State, and the Nation. The parent-teacher association movement in the United States during the period 1920-1922 has developed a membership of 189,000 to over half a million members. This bulletin is divided into the following sections which expand upon the recent developments of parent-teacher associations: (1) Introductory; (2) History, growth, and development; (3) National Congress of Mothers and Parent-Teacher Associations; (4) Table showing numerical strength and dates of organization; (5) States not affiliated with national organization; (6) Aims and purposes; (7) Organization; (8) Courses in parent-teacher associations in institutions; (9) Activities of organizations for 1920-1922; and (10) Publications and reference material. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Parents, National Organizations, Teacher Associations, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Educational History, Mothers, College Curriculum, Courses
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)