ERIC Number: ED543866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1953
Reference Count: 0
Mathematics in Public High Schools. Bulletin, 1953, No. 5
Brown, Kenneth E.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
This study reports data concerning: (1) enrollments in mathematics; and (2) administrative provisions for instruction in mathematics. The data are for the school year 1951-52 and the first semester of 1952-53. The scope and nature of this investigation were influenced by: (1) suggestions of leaders in mathematics education as to information most needed in mathematics education; and (2) nature of requests in correspondence concerning mathematics instruction to the United States Office of Education. In developing and carrying out this study, the author received valuable suggestions from the executive secretary, board of directors, past officers, and State representatives of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and other leaders in mathematics education. The author also wishes to acknowledge the contributions of the many principals of the Nation's public high schools who furnished detailed data which made the study possible. The sample used in this study is 1,171 randomly selected high schools of the 23,746 public high schools of the United States. Of these 1,171 high schools, 965 provided all or part of the information requested. There were 857 public high schools that provided complete and usable information upon which this study is primarily based. (Contains 60 tables and 5 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, High Schools, Public Schools, Enrollment, Scheduling, Class Size, Required Courses, Field Trips, Mathematics Teachers
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)