ERIC Number: ED543186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1939
Reference Count: N/A
Principles and Procedures in the Organization of Satisfactory Local School Units. Local School Units Project. Bulletin, 1938, No. 11
Alves, Henry F.; Morphet, Edgar L.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
It is generally recognized that the organization of satisfactory schools, attendance area, and local units of school administration involves a careful study of existing educational conditions. If satisfactory functioning of units proposed is to be assured, the study must consider functions of schools and local school units, services now rendered and those to be rendered, relationships of governmental units responsible for providing educational opportunities, and financial support for schools. This bulletin suggests principles and procedures, and presents forms for collecting and tabulating data, maps, and charts which may be used in making a study of local school unit organization. It constitutes a revision and elaboration of the "Handbook of Procedures for Planning the Reorganization of Local School Units," Circular No. 156 of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Education, January 1936. Eleven chapters address: (1) Planning a study of local school units; (2) Organization and work of staff; (3) Defining and stating objectives; (4) Defining minimum standards; (5) Collecting and Organizing data; (6) Preparation of maps; (7) Presenting and evaluating the present situation; (8) Proposing improvements in organization; (9) Securing the cooperation and support of the public; (10) The legislative program; and (11) The financial program. An appendix presents forms that are suggested for the collection and tabulation of data necessary to study present status and to project proposed organization for local and State school systems and to insure comparability of studies made. A selected, annotated bibliography is also included. (Contains 38 footnotes, 41 forms, 10 maps, and 4 figures.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Administrators, School Administration, Agency Cooperation, Educational Objectives, Financial Support, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Maps, Charts, Educational Administration, Planning, Professional Personnel, Goal Orientation, Academic Standards, Educational Improvement, Cooperation, School Community Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Finance, State Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Population Trends, Taxes, Enrollment Trends, Transportation, Educational Methods, School Buildings, Equipment, Costs, Socioeconomic Influences, Agricultural Occupations
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States