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ERIC Number: ED543867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1953
Pages: 52
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
How Children Use the Community for Learning. Bulletin, 1953, No. 6
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
This bulletin is one of a series that tells how teachers, pupils, parents, and other citizens have worked together to improve the quality of education for the children of their communities. "How Children Use the Community for Learning" describes the work of a city school of 450 pupils with no regular supervision, the Garfield School of Cambridge, Ohio, from 1950 to 1952. The building in which the boys and girls and teachers worked was not a new or modern schoolhouse. Yet by working together to meet the needs of the children and solve problems as they arose, the staff, pupils, and community made the beginnings of a program that is meaningful to the children and promises to lead to better living. At the same time, the boys and girls made greater progress in the school subjects than had been made by the pupils of previous years. Other schools in the United States have the problem of providing good elementary school programs in similar situations. Perhaps the ways of working described in one locality will suggest ideas that many schools similarly situated can use in providing more meaningful curriculum experience for their boys and girls. The story of this bulletin begins with a study of a survey of the Cambridge schools in 1948. The survey tells how teachers, principals, and superintendents paused to take a critical look at procedures they had long taken for granted. In one section of the survey about the school program, teachers were asked to consider and answer certain questions centering in four commonly accepted objectives: (1) academic development; (2) social growth; (3) esthetic development; and (4) physical development and health. The teachers' answers indicated some of the deficiencies in the program at that time and showed the need for additional emphasis on the well-rounded development of the children. (Contains 6 footnotes.) [The professional staff responsible for the work discussed in this bulletin include the teachers, Lillian Davidson, Esther Pine, Ella Brown, Mary Smallwood, Marjorie Black, Mary Moore, Dora Allen, Ella Wave Riggle, Madge Miller, and Anthony Jefferson; the principal, Avilda Buck; the superintendent, A. E. Rupp; and the consultants, Esther Van Bockern and Marjorie Miner. Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Ohio