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ERIC Number: ED543560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1949
Reference Count: 0
Teaching of United States History in Public High Schools: An Inquiry into Offerings and Registrations, 1946-47. Bulletin, 1949, No. 7
Anderson, Howard R.
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
Since the Office of Education in 1938 issued the bulletin "Offerings and Registrations in High-School Subjects, 1933-34," no comparable investigation has been undertaken. Because of the absence of current data since 1938 both schoolmen and the general public have only been able to speculate as to enrollment trends. Much of this speculation has centered about registrations in social studies and especially about the proportion of pupils taking courses in United States history. This study reports: (1) registrations in high school social studies; and (2) certain characteristics of instruction in United States history. The sample used in this study includes 501 of 23,947 public high schools randomly selected proportionate to race, types of school, and size of school. Findings are based on returns from 449 of the 501 high schools. (Contains 7 footnotes and 32 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: United States History, Social Studies, High Schools, Enrollment Trends, History Instruction, Public Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Enrollment, School Size, Race, School Surveys, African American Students, White Students, Tables (Data), Statistical Data
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)