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ERIC Number: ED543460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1933
Pages: 248
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
National Survey of Secondary Education. Bulletin, 1932, No. 17. Monograph No. 6: The Smaller Secondary Schools
Ferriss, Emery N.; Gaumnitz, W. H.; Brammell, P. Roy
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
The present study is concerned with the smaller secondary schools, those schools which in the main afford the opportunities for secondary education to the children of the smaller centers of population and rural areas. In order to make the picture as complete as possible, the study has included high schools with enrollments ranging from fewer than 20 pupils to a group of schools enrolling more than 300 high-school pupils and standing on the border line between what are ordinarily classed as small high schools and those generally classed as large high schools. With respect to the number of teachers, the schools supplying the data for the study range all the way from 4-year high schools with 1 teacher to schools with staffs of more than 20 teachers. Throughout the study the data are tabulated with reference to two groups or classes of schools, namely (1) "the selected schools" and (2) "the selected schools"; comparisons are constantly made between these two groups. The main purposes of the present study are: (1) To make and analysis of the status and characteristics of secondary education in small high schools of different sizes; (2) To determine, as far as possible, the major limitations due to the smallness of the schools belonging to the different size groups; (3) To discover through the investigation of the schools belonging to the different size groups the changes, if any, that are taking place in the characteristics of secondary education in small secondary schools; (4) To investigate the characteristics of a group of selected schools representing the different sizes found in small communities and rural areas; (5) To compare these selected schools of different sizes with each other and with the unselected schools to discover the nature of the differences, if any, that exist; and (6) To determine what, if any, innovations or significant departures from ordinary practices exist in the selected schools that may be of value to smaller secondary schools in general. Individual sections contain footnotes. (Contains 97 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)