ERIC Number: ED542453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1932
Reference Count: 0
[Preparation of Junior High School Teachers. Bulletin, 1932, No. 20]
Floyd, Oliver R.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This study surveys the training of junior high school teachers in professional courses in education as well as in subject-matter courses. Two factors which are very influential in determining the preparation which teachers in any division of the school system bring to their work are the policies of the employing agencies of the local communities and the certificating authority of the Sates. By setting up minimum standards for employment and by demanding continued professional growth, educational forces of both the district and the State have it in their power to alter materially the character of the teaching corps. This report, therefore, considers the regulations of each of these groups as they pertain to junior high school teachers. Teachers can secure adequate preparation only as training facilities are provided by the institutions in which they are educated. This study, then, includes an analysis of the programs of teachers colleges, universities, and colleges of liberal arts in so far as these are concerned with preparing teachers for the junior high school. In brief, the aims of the present treatise may be stated as follows: (1) To discover the extent and quality of the preparation of junior high school teachers now in service, (2) to study critically the facilities afforded by teachers colleges and other institutions of higher learning for the preparation of these teachers, (3) to survey the requirements of State departments of education in certifying junior high school teachers, and (4) to determine the practices of local communities in selecting and administering the junior high school personnel. (Contains 25 tables and 21 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: School Personnel, Schools of Education, State Departments of Education, Junior High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Certification, Teacher Selection, Teacher Qualifications
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)