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ERIC Number: ED542992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1911
Pages: 183
Abstractor: ERIC
Mathematics in the Public and Private Secondary Schools of the United States. International Commission on the Teaching of Mathematics, The American Report, Committees III and IV. Bulletin, 1911, No. 16. Whole Number 463
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The purpose of high-school education has generally been twofold--not only to furnish preparation for college, but also to provide some of the elements of a liberal education for those whose formal and directed study is to go no further. In not a few communities high schools were established in which the former purpose was expressly waived; but even in these schools the gradual broadening of college entrance requirements has combined with the pressure of able and ambitious pupils to establish college preparation as a recognized purpose of high-school work. More recently a new type of high schools has been devised, to furnish preparation as direct as possible for certain special vocations, notably those of the machinist and the merchant. These will be dealt with in another report. This report is confined to high schools of the general type. Appended are: (1) Mathematical instructions for evening technical schools; (2) The teaching of mathematics in private correspondence schools; and (3) The teaching of mathematics in schools and colleges for negroes. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 5 tables and 5 figures.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)