ERIC Number: ED542996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1912
Reference Count: N/A
A Course of Study for the Preparation of Rural School Teachers: Nature Study, Elementary Agriculture, Sanitary Science, and Applied Chemistry. Bulletin, 1912, No. 1. Whole Number 469
Mutchler, Fred; Craig, W. J.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The part of the educational system that has received least attention in the immediate past is the rural school. Much good work has been and is now being done in the reorganization of courses of study, in training teachers, in planning for material equipment, and all the various details that help make an efficient school system. While these efforts have been well directed and are in large measure being carried out, they have nevertheless been inadequate for reviving the rural school. Rural interests and rural problems are not like the city's interests and its problems; and educators everywhere, especially in the South, are coming more and more to believe that the course of study adapted to securing the most efficient rural life is radically different from any other course of study. The elementary school must, if it fulfills its high purpose, minister to the needs of the community in which it resides. To do this a course of study coordinated with rural life is needed, together with a corps of teachers trained to put in operation the work that the country districts need. It is not within the authors' purpose to make a study of rural interests and conditions or to outline a course of study for the rural schools, but to suggest some of the lines along which the teacher should be trained who essays to teach in the country district. Individual sections contain footnotes. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Rural Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Rural Environment, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Curriculum, County School Districts, Sanitation, Chemistry, Physical Environment, Environmental Education, Agricultural Education, Science Instruction, Rural Education, Rural Urban Differences, State Schools, Teacher Education Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Relevance (Education), Educational Principles, Worksheets, Biological Sciences, Hygiene, Health Education, Health Promotion, Education Courses
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Kentucky