ERIC Number: ED543459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1933
Reference Count: 0
National Survey of Secondary Education. Bulletin, 1932, No. 17. Monograph No. 5: The Reorganization of Secondary Education
Spaulding, Francis T.; Frederick, O. I.; Koos, Leonard V.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The chief purpose of this study has been to determine what existing forms of American secondary-school organization are of greatest promise. The study has sought, in particular, to discover the effects of the junior high school movement upon practice in school organization, to secure objective evidence as to the comparative merits of reorganized and conventionally organized secondary schools, and to provide a basis for estimating the relative promise of various types of junior and senior high schools. No generally accepted standards have thus far been formulated by which the worth of various types of school organization may be measured. The most commonly recognized standards are those of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The regulations of this association embody criteria on the basis of which member schools are accredited. The criteria deal, however, only with minimum essentials of organization. Like the standards proposed by other accrediting agencies and by individual specialists in secondary education, they afford small basis for distinguishing among schools which are well above a merely minimum level. This bulletin contains the following parts: (1) The Reorganized Secondary School; (2) Recent Growth and Present Status of the Public Junior College; and (3) Special Reorganizations of School Systems. Appended are: (1) A list of secondary schools (supplying detailed information for use in connection with Part I), which report exceptionally comprehensive organizations; and (2) A list of needed investigations of school organization revealed in Part I. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 46 tables and 16 figures.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), School Organization, Two Year Colleges, Secondary Education, National Surveys, Educational Change, Junior High Schools, Standards, Evaluation Criteria
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)