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ERIC Number: ED541624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1914
Pages: 140
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 87
Kindergartens in the United States: Statistics and Present Problems. Bulletin, 1914, No. 6. Whole Number 577
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The survey of the status of kindergartens in the United States for the school year 1911-1912 was made with the idea of gathering together quantitative facts. The question-forms, therefore, asked chiefly for returns in figures, and these will be found summarized and tabulated in the statistical section of this bulletin. Figures are significant if read back into the setting from which they were taken, and interpreted in relation to their context; they are rich material to one who makes a rich use of them, but void otherwise. The statistics given in Section II should accordingly be read with direct reference to the material presented in the other sections, particularly the opinions of superintendents, primary supervisors, and grade teachers in different cities. It is interesting to note the numerical extension of public kindergartens and all other kinds of kindergartens at the close of June, 1912, particularly in comparison with the figures obtained by the Bureau of Education in 1902, and published in the Commissioner's Report for that year. These figures showed a total of 3,244 kindergartens, with an enrollment of 205,432 children. Contents include: (1) Introduction; (2) Statistics; (3) Kindergartens as viewed by superintendents, primary supervisor and first-grade teachers; and (4) Abstracts of papers read at the meeting of the International Kindergarten Union, Washington, D.C. (Contains 6 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)