ERIC Number: ED540925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1917
Reference Count: N/A
The Township and Community High School Movement in Illinois. Bulletin, 1917, No. 35
Hollister, Horace A.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The most remarkable feature in the progress of education in the United States within the past decade and a half has been the unprecedented increase of interest in secondary education, the multiplication of high schools and the large increase in the number of high-school students. Until about the beginning of this century interest in the public high school was confined almost wholly to cities and larger towns. Since that time it has extended more and more to the smaller towns, villages, and open country, until there is now free and easy access to good public high schools for a large portion of the rural population, and the tendency is toward universal high-school education for children, both urban and rural. This is a tendency which should be strengthened and encouraged in every possible way. Probably in no State has there been greater progress in the establishment of high schools than in the State of Illinois. This bulletin presents the account of the township and community high-school movement in Illinois. (Contains 14 plates and 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: High Schools, Educational Change, Secondary Education, High School Students, Community Schools, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Counties, Educational Finance, Agricultural Education, Home Economics, School Schedules, School Buildings
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Illinois