ERIC Number: ED540720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1924
Reference Count: 0
Government Publications Useful to Teachers. Bulletin, 1924, No. 23
Windes, Eustace E., Comp.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
A growing tendency to supplement textbooks with source and other reference materials in the teaching process is evident in the United States. This is a good tendency, allowing pupils to learn the primary sources of information and to approach problems from different viewpoints. Cost is a limiting factor of the first magnitude in the effort of many schools to assemble for classroom use adequate supplementary teaching material. Additionally, the reliability of information, freedom from misleading propaganda, and harmony of intent with American ideals, especially in the fields of government and civics, are of fundamental concern to those who select instructional materials for use in the public schools. It is felt, therefore, that teachers will welcome a source of supplementary teaching materials which provides: (1) reliability of information; (2) costs which are little or nothing; and (3) surety that the viewpoint presented, especially in the field of social studies, is free from bias and in keeping with American ideals. The United States Government departments are the primary sources of such materials. Accordingly, this bulletin provides descriptions and prices of documents available from the Superintendent of Documents and various government departments, bureaus, and offices. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Government Publications, Federal Government, Instructional Materials, Access to Information
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)