ERIC Number: ED541143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1919
Reference Count: 0
Rural Education. Bulletin, 1919, No. 7
Foght, H. W.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The war has served to accentuate many marked weaknesses in the nation's rural school system. For years devoted leaders in this important educational field have carried forward a propaganda to enlist local and national interest in the matter, and not altogether without success. In many sections of the country splendid schools have been organized that fit into every requirement of modern agricultural communities. Whole States are going through the process of reorganizing the primitive one-room schools for effective rural leadership; but, unfortunately, it can not be said that this movement has yet gone far enough to affect rural education fundamentally for the Nation as a whole. The annual reports of the Commissioner of Education disclose that about one-half of the Nation's children are enrolled in the village and open-country schools. These twelve million children are laboring under distinct educational disadvantages. So far as the open-country schools are concerned, fully two hundred thousand of these schools may still be classed as one-room schools of pioneer type, which but poorly meet the needs of modern agricultural life. This bulletin discusses rural education. Contents include: (1) Introductory; (2) Administration and supervision of rural schools; (3) Increased financial support for the rural schools; (4) Teachers' salaries; (5) Organization of the rural schools; (6) Growth in rural high schools; (7) Vocational education and the Smith-Hughes Act; (8) The rural school course of study; (9) Status of teachers for the rural schools; (10) National Rural Teachers' Beading Circle; (11) Commissions and committees organized for the advancement of rural education and life; (12) Rural-school surveys; and (13) Publications on rural education of the Bureau of Education. (Contains 4 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Rural Education, Financial Support, Rural Schools, School Surveys, One Teacher Schools, Teacher Salaries, War, Educationally Disadvantaged, Agricultural Education, High Schools, Federal Legislation, Advisory Committees, Periodicals, Educational Administration
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)