ERIC Number: ED541759
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1915
Reference Count: 0
Efficiency and Preparation of Rural School Teachers. Bulletin, 1914, No. 49. Whole Number 623
Foght, Harold W.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Many factors enter into the problem of remaking the rural schools, such as well-prepared teachers, satisfactory unit of organization, close and intelligent supervision, and redirected course of study. Of these, none is more important than the first. It is certain that the trained leadership needed in rural districts can not be fully realized until a staff of teachers, professionally trained, imbued with correct vision and real power, establish themselves in the rural districts as permanent teachers and community builders. Satisfactory data have long been lacking on which to base a campaign for better-prepared teachers. This bulletin presents a study that aims to lend assistance in this direction. First, it seeks to ascertain the preparation and efficiency of the staff of rural teachers now at work in the schools; and, second, it aims to summarize and put into available form what the normal schools, agricultural colleges, and other schools are doing for rural teacher training. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 4 tables and 13 diagrams.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Agricultural Colleges, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Rural Schools, Teacher Supervision, School Districts, Efficiency, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Characteristics, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Effectiveness
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)