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ERIC Number: ED541284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1920
Pages: 159
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Public School System of Memphis, Tennessee. Report of a Survey Made under the Direction of the Commissioner of Education. Bulletin, 1919, No. 50. Part 1: I. An Industrial and Social Study of Memphis; II. School Organization, Supervision, and Finance; III. The Building Problem
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
In April, 1919, at the request of the Board of Education of Memphis, Tennessee, the United States Commissioner of Education submitted the conditions on which the Bureau of Education would make a survey of the public school system of that city. This study of the Memphis schools is intended to be a study of policies and practices; not of persons. The report is issued in seven separate parts for general circulation. Part I is divided into three distinct chapters. Chapter I, An industrial and social study of Memphis, contains the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) Strategic position for trade; (3) Population and nativity; (4) Memphis a distributing center; (5) Industries of Memphis; (7) Social consciousness of Memphis; (8) Memphis on the threshold of a new era; and (9) Educational needs of Memphis. Chapter II, School organization, supervision, and finance covers: (1) Politics, the board of education and the superintendent; (2) Qualifications of teachers; (3) Salaries of school employees; (4) Pupil promotions and failures; (5) Ability of Memphis to finance proposed program; and (6) Summary of conclusions and recommendations. Chapter III, The building program, concludes the bulletin with: (1) A far-sighted building program needed in Memphis; (2) Congestion greatest in 13 elementary buildings; (3) One method of relieving school congestion; (4) A second method--the work-study-play plan; (5) The principle of multiple use of school facilities; (6) A building program for Memphis based on the work-study-play plan; (7) Summary; (8) General recommendations--selection of sites, lighting, cloakrooms; and (9) Suggestions regarding individual buildings. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 88 tables.) [For Parts 2-7, see ED541285-ED541290. 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)
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee