ERIC Number: ED542636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1916
Gardening in Elementary City Schools. Bulletin, 1916, No. 40
Jarvis, C. D.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The widespread interest in gardening directed by the schools, especially in cities, suburban communities, and manufacturing districts, stimulated by the activities of the Bureau of Education, has created a demand for some comprehensive statement of the best means of organizing and directing this work, to the end that the largest possible educational and economic results may be obtained. This bulletin was prepared for the benefit of school officials and others who are interested in the promotion of gardening in the elementary schools of towns and cities. It attempts to show briefly: (1) Why gardening should be introduced into the schools, including vocational guidance, uniting home and school, recreation, and other topics; (2) How gardening may be introduced into the schools, addressing who should control children's gardens, kinds of gardens, instruction and supervision, and financing the work; and (3) How gardening may be promoted by the schools, covering procuring land, selection of crops, keeping records, and other issues. While the study is based more upon expressed opinions than upon a statistical inquiry, an attempt, nevertheless, was made to gather some information regarding the status of gardening in the schools. A letter of inquiry was directed to superintendents of all cities having a population of 5,000 or more. Replies received from 820 superintendents helped inform the development of this document. (Contains 3 plates, 7 figures, and 10 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Gardening, Career Guidance, Suburbs, Urban Schools, Democracy, Vocational Education, Industry, Child Labor, Family School Relationship, Recreational Activities, Health Promotion, Physical Health, Life Satisfaction, Children, Supervision, Financial Support, Surveys, Outdoor Education
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)