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ERIC Number: ED543627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1952
Reference Count: 0
Schools at Work in 48 States: A Study of Elementary School Practices. Bulletin, 1952, No. 13
Bathurst, Effie, G.; Blough, Glenn O.
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
"Schools at Work in 48 States" is a record of a cooperative study made over a period of two and a half years by nine staff members of the elementary school section of the Office of Education, with the advice and help of their co-workers. Such a study requires that the group of persons working together arrive at some commonly accepted principles of education in order that as they visit schools they may not only observe and record, but also be able to identify what they have seen and heard with these principles of good teaching and learning. Over a period of a year's time and preliminary visits, the Elementary Section staff discussed the contributions of each subject area to a total school program that is good for children. They continued such discussion as reports of visits were made in an attempt to relate principles and practices throughout the study. Information about ways of working to improve education for children needs to be shared on a broad basis, not to bring about undesirable uniformity, but rather to stimulate widespread discussion and evaluation of elementary school practices. It is hoped that the bulletin may help improve classroom teaching and bring about closer relationships between school and community. An index is provided. (Contains 2 footnotes.) [Visitors and reporters who contributed to this bulletin include: Effie G. Bathurst, Paul E. Blackwood, Glenn O. Bough, Mary Dabney Davis, Wilhelmina Hill, Gertrude M. Lewis, Helen K. Mackintosh, Arne W. Randall, and Elsa Schneider. Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: School Activities, Elementary Schools, Inservice Teacher Education, Workshops, Meetings, Conferences (Gatherings), Communities of Practice, Publications, Teacher Collaboration, Peer Evaluation, Planning, Group Activities, Committees, Curriculum Development, Teacher Participation, Teacher Orientation, Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Guides, Supervision, College School Cooperation, Cooperative Learning, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Student Needs, Independent Study, Student Government, Clubs, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Spelling, Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Science Instruction, Wellness, Health Promotion, Recreational Activities, Social Development, Creativity, Art Education, Dramatics, Puppetry, Dance Education, Music Education, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, Office of Education (ED)