ERIC Number: ED542800
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1938
Reference Count: 0
Offerings and Registrations in High-School Subjects, 1933-34. Bulletin, 1938, No. 6
Jessen, Carl A.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
Periodically since 1890 the Office of Education has attempted to catch and keep a sort of survey picture of the developing secondary school curriculum. Each one shows the school's answer to the question of what is good--educationally--for boys and girls. Each one shows, too, through registration figures for electives, what boys and girls think is good for them--educationally. This bulletin now presents the latest study, based on 1934 data, of the secondary school curriculum. Sections cover: (1) Recurring studies of subject trends; (2) Number of subjects; (3) Trends in registrations, 1890 to 1934, including a guide to reading the data, and discussions of academic and nonacademic subjects: (4) Offerings and registrations in 1934, including a discussion of status and the subject areas of languages, mathematics, science, social science, health subjects, drawing and art, music, agriculture, home economics, commercial subjects, and industrial and shop subjects; and (5) An overview, or conclusion. (Contains 4 footnotes and 4 tables.) [Tables in this bulletin were prepared under the direction of Lester B. Herlihy. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Secondary School Curriculum, High Schools, Junior High Schools, Educational Trends, Research Reports, Second Languages, Social Sciences, Mathematics Education, Science Curriculum, Health Education, Music Education, Art Education, Agricultural Education, Business Education, Vocational Education, Industrial Arts, Shop Curriculum, Home Economics Education, Elective Courses, Course Selection (Students), Required Courses, Academic Education, General Education, Educational Policy, Public Schools, National Surveys, School Statistics, English Curriculum, Latin, Enrollment
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)