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ERIC Number: ED542278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1934
Pages: 74
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Welfare of the Teacher. Bulletin, 1934, No. 4
Rogers, James Frederick
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
It goes without saying that the work of the school centers in the teacher. While educators acknowledge this principle, they too often overlook the fact that the work of the school can only reach its best when the teacher is at her best. It is the duty of the teacher to make the most of the physical powers which he or she possesses; but on the other hand, it is the duty of boards of education to provide healthful conditions of work, both mental and physical. A few years ago this Office published a study of the health of the teacher as indicated by statistics of sickness and longevity and also of what was done at that time by boards of education to preserve and promote the teacher's well-being. In the present investigation the author and his colleagues are presenting, after an interval of 7 years, the practices of schools in cities with a population of 5,000 or more, in regard to the medical examination and care of teachers, the granting of sick leave and of sabbatical leave, and the development of schemes for health insurance. The information received from superintendents and other school officials is presented according to the usual grouping of cities by population. This bulletin contains the following: (1) Foreword; (2) Introduction; (3) Cities having a population of 100,000 or more; (4) Cities having a population of 30,000 to 100,000; (5) Cities having a population of 10,000 to 30,000; (6) Cities having a population of 5,000 to 10,000; (7) Leave of absence for causes other than personal illness; and (8) Comments and conclusions. Statistics from Philadelphia are appended. (Contains 5 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania