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ERIC Number: ED543188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1939
Pages: 72
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Statistics of the Education of Negroes, 1933-34 and 1935-36. Bulletin, 1938, No. 13
Blose, David T.; Caliver, Ambrose
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This is the fourth in a series of statistical bulletins on the education of Negroes which the Office of Education has published since 1925. The purposes of this report are: (1) To bring together in convenient form recent statistical data on the education of Negroes from different sources, for the use of school officials and students who are especially interested in the education of this group in the States maintaining separate schools for the Negro and white races; (2) to point out trends and indicate progress which has been made in these States in particular, and throughout the country in general; and (3) to serve as a source of information in the conduct of the services of the Office of Education to Negroes. Data presented in this report indicate that remarkable progress has been made in the education of Negroes during the quadrennium from 1933 to 1936, in spite of the depression; also remarkable progress is shown, where historical data are given, during the preceding two decades. For example: the fact that 84 percent of the Negro children 6 to 14 years of age were enrolled in school in 1930 as contrasted with 58 percent in 1915 indicates that more schools of all types are being provided Negroes; and the proportion of salaries of Jeanes teachers that came from public sources increased from 16 percent in 1914 to 67.6 percent in 1935. While many of the facts presented in this report indicate great progress in the education of Negroes, an analysis of many others reveals considerable inadequacy of educational facilities and opportunities. Negroes must not only make educational progress in comparison with their own past record if the Nation is to benefit from the development of their potentialities, but they must also make progress in comparison with the accepted standards and goals, locally and nationally. (Contains 11 footnotes, 32 tables, and 9 figures.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)