ERIC Number: ED543699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1954
Reference Count: 59
The Carnegie Unit: Its Origin, Status, and Trends. Bulletin, 1954, No. 7
Tompkins, Ellsworth; Gaumnitz, Walter H.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
More than ever before teachers, principals, and superintendents are joining with parents and citizens of the community in examining and appraising what the schools are trying to do and how their work can be adequately supported. One of the topics that comes up for frequent discussion in the high school field is the Carnegie Unit. It has been our experience that very few people in or out of high school know the story of the Carnegie Unit. The purpose of this bulletin is to explain in detail the origin, status, and trends. The chapters are as follows: (1) Introduction and purpose of study; (2) History of the Carnegie Unit; (3) The present role of the Carnegie Unit in secondary education; (4) Efforts to improve or displace the Carnegie Unit; and (5) Summary: The case for and against the Carnegie Unit. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, High Schools, Educational Trends, Educational Policy, Secondary Education, Academic Records, Credits, Graduation Requirements, Required Courses, High School Equivalency Programs, Evaluation Methods, High School Graduates, Student Evaluation, Academic Standards, Student Promotion, Time Factors (Learning), School Schedules, Measurement Techniques, Articulation (Education), College Preparation, College Admission, Educational Change, College Entrance Examinations, Organizations (Groups), Admission Criteria, Secondary School Curriculum
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Higher Education; Junior High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests