ERIC Number: ED541677
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1914
Reference Count: N/A
Danish Elementary Rural Schools with Some Reference to Seminaries for the Training of Rural Teachers. Bulletin, 1914, No. 24. Whole Number 598
Foght, H. W.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
This bulletin is the result of a personal study of a number of Danish elementary rural schools, made during the winter and spring of 1913. Sufficient time was spent in the different schools, in a study of their organization and administration, to insure accuracy of impression. These filed studies were later verified, so far as possible, in the office of the ministry of education and ecclesiastical affairs. The list of 34 schools was compiled by Mr. V. Aagesen, chief of department in the ministry of education and ecclesiastical affairs. It was not arranged to show the best rural schools, but to show all phases of the rural schools--good and bad alike. A number of the schools in the list were studied because of the modern architecture, others because the structures were old, having been used for many years. Some had teachers of recent training; others, teachers of the "old school." The list of schools--which is taken exclusively from the open country and rural hamlets--is entirely typical and afforded a good basis for study. Following a Letter of transmittal and a Preface, the following contents are included: (1) Organization and administration of the school; (2) The management of the schools; (3) School architecture, school gardens, and playgrounds; (4) Office and tenure of Danish rural schools; (5) Teachers' salaries and old age pensions; (6) How the schools are maintained; and (7) Brief summary of impressions, with some applications to American life. (Contains 9 tables, 5 plates, 4 plans, and 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Architecture, Environmental Education, Rural Schools, Playgrounds, Teacher Salaries, Elementary Schools, School Buildings, Gardening, Retirement Benefits, School Maintenance, School Administration, School Organization, Surveys, Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Denmark