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ERIC Number: ED543037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1912
Pages: 46
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Influences Tending to Improve the Work of the Teacher of Mathematics. International Commission on the Teaching of Mathematics, The American Report, Committee No. VIII. Bulletin, 1912, No. 13. Whole Number 485
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The six subcommittees of this committee have presented somewhat detailed reports. The report of the first subcommittee, Professor Cole, chairman, deals with the influence of "Scientific societies and periodical literature" in improving mathematical instruction. The report of the second subcommittee, Professor Le Gras, chairman, deals with the work of "Teachers' associations and reading circles." The report of the third subcommittee, Dr. Stamper chairman, deals with the effects and work of "Teachers' institutes." In this report the committee has traced briefly the history of teachers' institutes in America, explained their past and present service, and indicated how far institute work deals with mathematical instruction. The work of the fourth subcommittee, Professor Skinner chairman, on "State supervision and inspection," is a very carefully prepared report, analyzing the whole American scheme of school administration, and explaining the work of the State superintendent of education, the State board of education, the country superintendent of schools, the country board of education, the independent school district, and the methods of inspecting schools. The report of the fifth subcommittee, Dr. Jackson chairman, on the "Activities of publishers and their agents," points out the service rendered by the large book companies. The report of the sixth subcommittee, Professor Slaught chairman, on "The teaching of mathematics in summer sessions of universities and normal schools," points out in some detail the very valuable service which has been rendered in recent years by the summer sessions. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 2 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)