ERIC Number: ED542321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1934
Reference Count: 0
High-School Clubs. Bulletin, 1934, No. 18
Proffitt, Maris M.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The rapid growth of high school clubs, the important educational functions in which they engage, and the close relationship they bear to the work of the school have given them a place of first importance among the school organizations carrying on extracurricular activities. Such clubs are a means of closing up the educational gap resulting from the limitations of the high school curriculum for providing opportunities to initiate and conduct activities that have large social and educational values. The extent to which clubs exist in the public high school, the practices obtaining relative to their organization and supervision, and the problems they present are questions in which school administrators and teachers are keenly interested. In order to supply helpful information on these questions the Office of Education obtained reports from 883 public high schools located in cities of varying sizes throughout the United States. This bulletin summarizes these reports to show the percentage of high schools having clubs and the average number of clubs per school, club membership as compared with school enrollment, practices relative to the organization of clubs, and club programs. A bibliography is included. (Contains 30 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Clubs, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Public Schools, Enrollment, School Activities, After School Programs, Student Development, Questionnaires, Vocational Education, Males, Females, Curriculum, Leisure Time, Recreational Activities
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)