ERIC Number: ED541457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1920
Reference Count: 0
Administration and Supervision of Village Schools. Bulletin, 1919, No. 86
Deffenbaugh, W. S.; Muerman, J. C.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
In the United States there are more than ten thousand villages and towns having a population of less than 2,500. These are usually not included in the discussion of rural schools and rural school problems, nor in plans for rural school improvement. Nor are they generally included in plans for the improvement of city schools. Yet these villages offer excellent opportunities for combining many of the best features of both country and city schools, without the handicap of obstructing elements in either. Indeed, it is not improbable that in the future both the schools of the large cities and the schools of the open country may turn to the village schools for lessons in effective organization on the one side, and freedom of initiative and individuality on the other. At any rate, there is much need for careful study of the actual and possible opportunities for education in these thousands of villages, in which nearly ten million of the people in the United States live. This bulletin discusses the administration and supervision of village schools. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 7 plates and 8 figures.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Supervision, Governance, Boards of Education, Administrator Role, Elementary Schools, Kindergarten, Junior High Schools, High Schools, Public Libraries, School Schedules, School Buildings, Child Health
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)