ERIC Number: ED543939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1940
Reference Count: 0
Supervision of Elementary Education as a Function of State Departments of Education. Bulletin, 1940, No. 6. Monograph No. 8
Mackintosh, Helen K.
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency
Because of the individual authority of each State for its own educational program, practices and policies differ widely among them in many respects. Yet in the midst of differences there are also common elements of development. The U. S. Office of Education, in presenting this series of monographs, has attempted to point out those common elements, to analyze the differences, and to present significant factors in State educational structure. In so doing, it accedes to the requests of a large number of correspondents who are students of State school administration and who have experienced the need for the type of material offered in this series. The report included in this monograph deals with supervision at the elementary school level. About 40 years ago the Wisconsin Department of Education first made definite provision for elementary school supervision. Since that time most of the 48 States have provided some type of elementary school supervision, although a few still limit that help to certain aspects of supervision such as State examinations, curriculum making, or inspection. A description of the organization and function of supervisory programs, and of the activities and working relationships of the State elementary supervisors is presented in this bulletin. It is divided into four chapters, as follows: (1) Organization for Elementary Supervision; (2) Supervisory Objectives and Activities; (3) Cooperating Relationships; and (4) Significant Features of Supervision at the Elementary Level. A classified index of States is included. (Contains 3 tables and 28 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: School Administration, Elementary Schools, School Supervision, Politics of Education, State Departments of Education, State Schools, Cooperation, Classification, Administrative Organization, Indexes
US Office of Education, Federal Security Agency.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: Federal Security Agency, US Office of Education (ED)