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ERIC Number: ED541285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1920
Pages: 189
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: 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 2: I. The Elementary Schools; II. The High Schools
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 2 is divided into two distinct chapters. Chapter I, The Elementary Schools, covers: (1) The kindergarten; (2) The primary grades; and (3) The grammar grades. Recommendations include: (1) The material of the course of study should be based upon the social, intellectual, and physical environment; (2) The course should be flexible enough to admit new material, as it proves its value for the child's growth; (3) All the teaching should employ the fundamental principles of self-activity of the children, concreteness, correlation, and apperception; and (4) Teachers' meetings should be held at regular intervals, with definite program of work laid down for such meetings. Chapter II, The High Schools, is divided into five parts: (1) Introduction; (2) The high school curriculums; (3) High-school teachers; (4) High-school administration; and (5) Summary of conclusions and recommendations. Recommendations include: (1) Teachers should be encouraged to make experiments in methods and use educational measurements for testing the results of their work; (2) The supervised study feature should be continued, but should be made more efficient; and probably the time schedule should be remodeled; (3) Other modern features of administration known as the socialized recitation, and pupil participation in self-government, which are in operation to a very limited extent, should be further developed, expanded, and perfected; and (4) The school needs more equipment of various sorts; and better and more frequent use-should be made of that which it already possesses. [For Part 1, see ED541284. For Parts 3-7, see ED541286-ED541290. Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee