ERIC Number: ED543415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1921
Reference Count: 0
Proceedings of the Fifth and Sixth Annual Meetings of the National Council of Primary Education: Cleveland, Ohio, February 24, 1920 and Des Moines, Iowa, March, 3, 1921. Bulletin, 1920, No. 47
Fox, Florence C.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
No part of our school work is more important than that of the first three or four years, which is done in what is generally known as the primary grades. In these grades there are more children than in any other. Many children, for one reason or another, do not go beyond them. Those who do, find all their later school work affected by what they have done in these grades. During the years of life covered by these grades are formed the habits which to a very large extent, control the conduct and daily life of the children when they have grown to youth and to manhood and womanhood. For the purpose of promoting more careful study of the work of the primary grades and of the fundamental principles underlying it, the National Council of Primary Education was formed nearly five years ago and has done much valuable work. From the time of its organization until now the Bureau of Education has cooperated with the council. One of the Bureau's specialists has served as its secretary, and has published the proceedings of the council's meetings and assisted in many other ways. Transmitted herewith for publication, as a bulletin of the Bureau of Education, are reports of the proceedings of the fifth and sixth annual meetings the council. From the fifth annual meeting, the following are included: (1) Opening Remarks by the Chairman (Ella Victoria Dobbs); (2) Report of a Study of Typical Daily Programs in Use in Primary Schools (Annie E. Moore); (3) The Weak Points in Informal Organization (Ernest Horn); (4) Strong Points in Formal Organization (Catherine Watkins); (5) Report of the Committee on Furnishings and Equipment for Primary Schools (Abbie Louise Day); (6) Statement by the Committee on Elementary Education (Theda Gildemeister); (7) Special Reports on Daily Programs in Various Localities; and (8) Constitution and By-Laws of the National Council of Primary Education. From the sixth annual meeting, the following are presented: (1) Rating School Programs (Mary Brady); (2) Training the Primary Teacher to Use Free Activities (Marion S. Hanckel); (3) The Primary School as the Kindergartner Sees It (Mary Davis); and (4) Discussion. (Contains 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Child Development, Developmental Stages, Educational Equipment, Program Descriptions, Advisory Committees, Organizations (Groups), Kindergarten, Educational Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Historical Materials
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)