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ERIC Number: ED540527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1925
Pages: 22
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Some Lessons from a Decade of Rural Supervision. Bulletin, 1925, No. 9
Reynolds, Annie
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Rural supervision is a comparatively new field in education. Therefore its method and practice are not definitely formulated; and supervisors at work, as well as those educators who are formulating courses in the subject, have learned and are learning in part through their own experience and that of others. For this reason they are eager to strengthen their work and increase its efficiency through a wider knowledge of actual experience and the lessons learned from it through constructive criticism and suggestion. Because of the many calls for practical aid in meeting everyday problems of rural supervision, this bulletin has been prepared with the hope that it will be helpful in modifying and reshaping courses and plans of procedure toward greater efficiency and accomplishment. No effort is made to set up principles. The object is to consider lessons from experience of the past decade, during which, for the first time, rural supervision has had a fair trial over a reasonable extent of territory; to suggest ways in which cooperating agencies have stimulated rural supervision and have in turn been stimulated by it to help further the cause of rural education; to give suggestions looking toward further improvement; and to consider obstacles to supervision in the hope of assisting eventually to overcome them. Finally, it is the conclusion that supervision of rural schools, especially of small rural schools, is both necessary and possible, and that there is much hope for the improvement of rural education through the extension and improvement of supervision. Following an introductory statement, the topics covered in this bulletin include: (1) Factors leading to growth in the extent of rural-school supervision; (2) Some results secured through rural-school supervision; (3) General problems affecting success; (4) Agencies helpful in promoting supervision; and (5) Conclusion. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)