ERIC Number: ED542840
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1907
Reference Count: N/A
The Continuation School in the United States. Bulletin, 1907, No. 1. Whole Number 367
Jones, Arthur J.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The term "continuation school," while commonly used in England for some time has not been generally employed in this country and may need some further explanation. As use in this bulletin, it refers to any type of school which offers to people while they are at work opportunity for further education and training. It thus presupposes educational training of some kind and continues but does not necessarily repeat the work of the regular school. it is supplementary to the work of the regular school in the sense that is additional to it. This work was undertaken at the suggestion of Dean James E. Russell, of Teachers College, Columbia University, after a preliminary study of the German Fortbildungsschulen had been made. So little systematic work has been done in this direction in the United States that it seemed well worth while to make a study of the situation as it is here, and a comparison of the means employed in Germany, England, and the United States. So far the only important attempt to make such a study is that of the Massachusetts Commission on Industrial and Technical Education. This report is admirable, but can not take the place of a definite study of local conditions even in Massachusetts, and much less in other places. the following study an attempt has been made: (1) To show the need of continuation schools; (2) To describe the agencies employed in Germany and England to meet a similar situation; (3) To describe representative types of continuation school in the United States; and (4) To show the place of the continuation school in country's educational system and the general purpose of such a school in a democracy. Bibliography and index are included. (Contains 21 tables and 15 diagrams.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Needs, Agencies, Institutional Characteristics, Program Descriptions, Educational Objectives, Continuing Education, Professional Continuing Education, Attendance, Dropouts, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Distributions, Educational Methods, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Adoption (Ideas), Continuation Students, Nontraditional Education, Educational Development, Profiles
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Massachusetts; United Kingdom (England); United States