ERIC Number: ED543681
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1937
Reference Count: N/A
Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1934-1936. Bulletin, 1937, No. 2. Volume I. Chapter V: Review of Conditions and Developments in Education in Rural and Other Sparsely Settled Areas
Cook, Katherine M.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
This chapter reviews the educational situation in rural and other sparsely settled areas as well as the major developments in education since 1928 when the Office of Education reviewed trends in rural education for the biennium 1927-28, following a series of similar reviews. It is prepared in conformity to the changed policy of the Office of including, in its biennial survey, periodical reviews of certain phases of education covering a period more extended than one biennium, which will be followed in the future. An adequate understanding of the educational situation in sparsely settled communities at the present time and of major trends in education which have developed in recent years will, it is believed, be facilitated somewhat if certain important problems concerned are considered, first, in terms of the number of children involved; expenditures for their education; the number of qualified or under qualified teachers concerned with their education; and the like. As a background, therefore, for the discussion of the major trends in education to which this chapter is devoted, certain statistical information with some interpretation of its meaning and significance is considered at the beginning. This chapter is divided into the following sections: (1) The Significance of Education in Sparsely Settled Communities; (2) The State and the Rural Schools; (3) Organization for Local Administration and Support; and (4) Some Newer Practices in Education Outside of Cities. (Contains 4 tables and 73 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Rural Areas, School Surveys, Annual Reports, Educational Needs, Educational Benefits, Institutional Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Employment Benefits, School Support, Instructional Improvement, Professional Development, Teacher Education, Educational Trends, Supervision, Educational Practices, School Buildings, Academically Gifted, School Administration, Administrative Organization, Work Environment
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States