ERIC Number: ED542227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1932
Reference Count: N/A
The American Lyceum: Its History and Contribution to Education. Bulletin, 1932, No. 12
Hayes, Cecil B.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
During an investigation made to determine to what extent teachers in the United States had organized teachers' associations previous to the forming of the National Education Association, the American Lyceum was found to be the first educational institution, of which teachers were a part, having a program calculated to improve the educational status of the Nation. The term "American lyceum" is used to designate the lyceum system as a whole. The system was composed of town, county, State, and national lyceums. Except for the town lyceums, the system was organized by representation, county, State, and national lyceums each being formed by delegates from the next smaller group. The name applies to the system, but the town or local lyceums were the fundamental divisions of the organization. This bulletin is presented in two parts: (1) the history of the lyceum, and (2) its contribution to the advancement of public education. Details of the lyceum's beginning, growth, and activity are given in the history, while part two consists of evidence indicating its contribution. Appended are: (1) Source material; (2) Constitution and by-laws of the American Lyceum; (3) Resolutions of the American Lyceum; (4) Organizations represented at American Lyceum conventions; (5) List of lectures and essays (with authors); (6) Men who aided the lyceum movement; (7) Circular, ninth annual meeting and resolutions of National Education Convention; and (8) Resolutions, National Education Convention, November, 1839. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 1 table.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Public Education, Teacher Associations, Intellectual History, Social History, Institutional Advancement, Evidence, Organizational Effectiveness, Institutional Role, Educational Development, Position Papers, Conference Papers, Conferences (Gatherings), Change Agents, Resource Materials
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: United States