ERIC Number: ED542226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1932
Reference Count: N/A
The House of the People: An Account of Mexico's New Schools of Action. Bulletin, 1932, No. 11
Cook, Katherine M.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
There are a number of reasons for the increasing interest of American educators in educational progress in Mexico. From a more definitely educational standpoint they are concerned because of the large number of Mexican children enrolling in schools, especially in Southwestern States. Educators are beginning to realize that a wider knowledge of their country and of their cultural background and their social situation at home might lead to a better understanding of their needs and abilities. These and other very real and mutual interests in educational policies and practices prompted the preparation of this bulletin. It is, for the most part, an account of impressions gained during a month's observation and study among Mexican schools, chiefly rural schools. The author aims to describe certain outstanding features of the rural educational program which she observed and believes to be of special interest to educators in the United States. The larger and more important tendencies, observed with a desire to understand the spirit which animates the program rather than its details, are those with which this bulletin is primarily concerned. This bulletin contains these chapters: (1) Rural schools; (2) Cultural Missions; (3) Normal Schools; (4) Secretaria de Educacion Publica; (5) Secondary Schools; and (6) Special Activities. A bibliography is included. Individual sections contain footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Rural Education, Foreign Countries, Mexicans, Rural Schools, Cultural Education, Institutional Mission, Institutional Characteristics, Culturally Relevant Education, Public Agencies, School Activities, Special Programs, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Indicators
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Mexico