ERIC Number: ED543421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1931
Reference Count: 0
Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930. Bulletin, 1931, No. 20. Volume I. Chapter II: Elementary Education
Goodykoontz, Bess; Davis, Mary Dabney; Langvick, Mina M.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
It is not a simple matter to attempt to summarize the achievements or point out the apparent tendencies in an educational program providing for 21,000,000 children, engaging the services of 600,000 teachers, and involving an annual expenditure, with public secondary education, of more than $2,000,000. Neither is it a simple matter to present a picture of the status of an elementary educational system the individual units of which vary in size and consequent administrative and instructional problems from the 1-room school in a sparsely populated city section with six or eight hundred pupils enrolled. Still a third complicating factor is that of the elementary school's rapidity of change--in type of organization, in type of curriculum, in variety of educational provisions, in instructional type. There are, however, certain evident factors of progress which deserve special comment. These factors are described in this bulletin. Other indications of progress or change, such as in growth, in enrollment, development of supervisory systems, organization of nursery schools, provision of instructional materials, and others will be noted in this bulletin. Contents include: (1) What is Elementary School?; (2) The Cost; (3) Progress of Pupils; (4) Supervision of Instruction; and (5) Research and Investigation in Elementary Education. (Contains 14 tables and 68 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Instructional Materials, Nursery Schools, Curriculum Development, Elementary School Curriculum, Costs, Supervision, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Research, National Surveys, Educational Trends, School Organization, School Administration, Educational Finance, State Policy, School Schedules, School Effectiveness, Urban Schools, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Kindergarten, Census Figures, Racial Distribution, Educational Practices, African American Education
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)