ERIC Number: ED543231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1913
Reference Count: N/A
An Educational Survey of a Suburban and Rural County: Montgomery County, Maryland. Bulletin, 1913, No. 32. Whole Number 542
Morse, H. N.; Eastman, E. Fred; Monahan, A. C.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
There is a great need of accurate information in regard to educational conditions in rural communities throughout the country. The ordinary statistics of rural schools and other agencies of education and their results give only averages and fail to tell the truth about any particular agency or result. Much good would come from a complete educational survey of the United States and such a survey should be made. But it would cost many thousands of dollars and is far beyond the resources of this bureau. The best the bureau can now do is to make surveys of a few typical counties, districts, and townships, in cooperation with local school officers and such other agencies as are available. The results of these will have general value, because they reveal real conditions in typical communities. This bulletin gives results of an educational survey of Montgomery County, Maryland. This county adjoins the District of Columbia and contains some of the new suburbs of Washington City. This survey is part of a larger undertaking--a general sociological survey, including a study of economic, social, and religious activities and conditions--made by the department of church and country life of the board of home missions of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Blanks used in collecting data relative to the schools and the churches are appended. (Contains 8 figures, 10 tables, and 13 plates. Individual chapters contain footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Education, Counties, Rural Schools, School Surveys, Suburbs, Religion, Social Environment, Economic Factors, Protestants, Churches, Data Collection, Religious Factors, White Students, African American Students, Agriculture, Enrollment Trends, One Teacher Schools, Budgets, Educational Finance, Attendance
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Maryland