ERIC Number: ED543462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1933
Reference Count: N/A
National Survey of Secondary Education. Bulletin, 1932, No. 17. Monograph No. 8: District Organization and Secondary Education
Engelhardt, Fred; Zeigel, William H., Jr.; Proctor, William M.; Mayo, Scovel S.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
Within a period of 30 years the high-school enrollment has increased from a little over 10 percent of the population of high-school age to more than 50 per cent of that population. This enrollment is so unusual for a secondary school that it has attracted the attention of Europe, where only 8 to 10 per cent attend secondary schools. Many European educators have said that the United States is educating too many people. In order to know where the United States stands in secondary education, the membership of the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools four years ago took the lead in urging a study. This manuscript deals with one of the major topics of the Survey, namely, the district organization. This monograph is organized into three sections. The contents are as follows. Part I: District Organization in the United States: (1) The local school district and the secondary school; (2) Availability of secondary education within local districts; (3) Special provisions for secondary education; (4) Plans for the reorganization of school districts; and (5) Conclusion. Part II: School and district organization in California: (1) Purpose, scope, and procedures; (2) The present situation in California; (3) The situation in a typical county; (4) Proposed reorganization of administrative units; (5) Superintendency areas in seven counties; (6) Proposed changes in States policies and school laws; and (7) Summary and conclusions. Part III: School and district organization in Illinois: (1) Legal background and growth of township and community high schools; (2) Conditions in selected districts and schools; and (3) District problems in secondary schools in Illinois. (Individual parts contain tables, figures, and footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Secondary Education, Counties, National Surveys, High Schools, School Districts, Superintendents, Administrative Organization, State Policy, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: California; Illinois