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ERIC Number: ED541290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1920
Pages: 43
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 7: Health Work
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. A summary of conclusions and recommendations will be found at the end of each chapter. Part 7, Health Work, addresses: (1) Educating for vigor and sanity; (2) The obligation of the schools; (3) Physical condition of school children; (4) Mental status of children; (5) What is being done; (6) A plan proposed; (7) The high schools; and (8) Summary of conclusions and recommendations. The following are among the recommendations made: (1) Every school should have decently adequate playground space and simpler and inexpensive equipment; (2) Centrally located athletic fields should be provided in each logical school district; (3) Define the respective obligations and duties of the health department and of the school department with respect to health examination and supervision. Increase facilities and financial support of both departments; and (4) Coordinate the several lines of work now carried on by the schools in a division of school hygiene or "school health service" in charge of a director who combines technical and executive competence. (Contains 7 tables and 6 footnotes.) [For Parts 1-6, see ED541284-ED541289. Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee