ERIC Number: ED540577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1925
Reference Count: 0
Parent-Teacher Associations at Work. Bulletin, 1925, No. 30
Lombard, Ellen C.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
During the biennium of 1922-24, new and important levels have been reached, according to reports, in parent-teacher associations with respect to growth, stability of organization, efficiency in methods, responsibility in leadership, and practical results obtained. In 1923 the National Congress of Parents and Teachers set for itself a program which included year-round parenthood; an effort to bring the things of the home back to the home; educating the membership and interpreting the value of education to the American people. This program has formed the foundation of the work of not only the National but of State and local parent-teacher associations. Several types of auxiliaries to the public schools have appeared from time to time, emphasizing some of the needs of the schools. They are sometimes called home and school associations or parents' leagues, or school improvement associations or leagues, or parent-teacher associations. The parent-teacher associations, however, have reached the stage of development into a state-wide and national movement reaching every State. Other state-wide movements, however, of some importance have developed to meet school needs, such as school improvement associations which in the past accomplished excellent results for the schools; state-wide organization of school patrons in community leagues; and city-wide federations of parents or school patrons. This bulletin describes the parent-teacher movement and the organization and work of these associations, including training, scholarship foundations, field service, study circles, and more. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Training, Parents, Organizations (Groups), Teacher Associations, Professional Development, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Participation, Public Schools, Cooperative Planning, Family School Relationship, Leadership, Financial Support, Scholarship, Student Loan Programs, Committees, Educational Legislation, Mothers, High Schools, Preschool Education, College School Cooperation, Churches, Group Activities, Rural Schools
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)