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ERIC Number: ED541500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1921
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Education of the Deaf. Bulletin, 1921, No. 14
Hall, Percival
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Since the publication of Dr. E. A. Fay's article on the Progress of Education of the deaf in the Report of the Commissioner of Education for 1913 the number of public residential schools has not increased remaining at 64. The number of pupils however, has risen in this time from 10,837 to 11,103, the former number being 82 per cent of the pupils in 1912 and the latter numbers representing 80 per cent of all the deaf pupils under instruction in the United States in October 1919. The States of Delaware. New Hampshire, Wyoming and Nevada have not yet established special schools for deaf children but continue to provide for the education of their deaf children at public expense in other near-by States. The public residential schools continue to offer excellent care and supervision over the pupils both in and out of school. As a rule, they provide free tuition, laundry, and necessary medical attention to all the children throughout the school team of about nine months. They also provide industrial training of high grade in many cases and continue to offer from officers of the institution moral and religious instruction to all the pupils whose parents do not arrange for their children to have special sectarian religious instruction. The number of day schools for the deaf has now risen to 78, an increase of 8 since Dr. Fay's report. The number of pupils taught in these schools has increased from 1,773 to 2,010 or nearly 15 per cent of the total number under instruction. Progress is slowly being made in the classification of schools for the deaf as strictly educational institutions. This paper contains the following: (1) Number of schools and their forms of organization; (2) Status of the schools for the deaf; (3) Compulsory education; (4) School age; (5) Size of classes; (6) Oral teaching and the combined system; (7) Auricular instruction; (8) Industrial training; (9) Salaries; (10) Pensions; (11) Preparation of teachers; (12) New school plants; (13) Dual schools; (14) Methods of support; (15) Lip reading for the adult deaf; (16) Education of deaf soldiers and sailors; (17) Matters of special interest; (18) Meetings of educational organizations; (19) Higher education of the deaf; and (20) Mental and educational tests. (Contains 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)