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Segel, David – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1938
Many schools are making changes in their cumulative record systems or are instituting new systems. The reason for this increased interest in cumulative records is their recognized value as a tool in the program of pupil guidance and adjustment. The greatest aid to the pupil can be given only when his rate and trend of development in various…
Descriptors: Educational History, Student Records, Educational Policy, Administrative Policy
Jessen, Carl A. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1938
Periodically since 1890 the Office of Education has attempted to catch and keep a sort of survey picture of the developing secondary school curriculum. Each one shows the school's answer to the question of what is good--educationally--for boys and girls. Each one shows, too, through registration figures for electives, what boys and girls think is…
Descriptors: Educational History, Secondary School Curriculum, High Schools, Junior High Schools
Jessen, Carl A. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1931
Among the many factors in the recent development of secondary schools in the United States the following appear to be of special significance and for that reason have been selected for treatment in this article: (1) The numbers of schools and pupils; (2) the reorganization movement which presents the junior high school as its outstanding…
Descriptors: Educational History, Secondary Education, Junior High Schools, High Schools
Proffitt, Maris M. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1931
This chapter of the "Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930" focuses on the following topic areas as they relate to industrial education: (1) Progress in industrial education; (2) The effect of unemployment; (3) Plans of administrative organization; (4) Industrial work in small schools; (5) Industrial arts; (6) Entrance…
Descriptors: Educational History, National Surveys, Administrative Organization, Industrial Arts
Malott, J. O. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1931
This chapter of the "Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930" focuses on the following topic areas as they relate to commercial education: (1) Introduction; (2) Trends revealed by enrollment statistics; (3) Research basis for objectives; (4) Commercial occupation surveys; (5) Office equipment surveys; (6) Job analyses; (7)…
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Business Education, Business Administration Education
Whitcomb, Emeline S. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1931
This chapter of the "Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1928-1930" focuses on the following topic areas as they relate to homemaking education: Part I: Present trends, contains the following: (a) Contributions rendered; (b) Philosophy changes; (c) Expansion of home economics in our public schools; (d) Home economics required; (e)…
Descriptors: Educational History, Home Economics Education, Occupational Home Economics, Home Economics Teachers
Farnum, Royal Bailey – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1931
Art education in the United States has never been on a firmer footing than at the present time. It faces a future secure in the knowledge that during the past 10 years its social, economic, and educational values have been demonstrated and acknowledged and generally put into practice. Educational leaders no longer ignore it; rather one finds an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Art Activities, Public Schools
McConathy, Osbourne – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1931
The present chapter offers a general survey of music education in the United States during the past decade and aims to give a bird's-eye view of the whole range of music education in this country during the past decade by discussing briefly a number of the more important fields of this work and some of the more prominent agencies engaged in them.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Music Education, Music Activities, Public Schools
Lide, Edwin S. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1933
This manuscript on mathematics was prepared by Dr. Edwin S. Lide, one of the full-time workers on the Survey. It gives attention to courses of study mostly in mimeographed form which he succeeded in obtaining and to personal visitations which he made to the various schools. It covers the work in the junior high school and in the senior high…
Descriptors: Educational History, Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Influences
Pierce, Anne E.; Hilpert, Robert S. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1933
This is a study in the two fields of the fine arts which have largely found their way into the curriculum of the secondary schools during the past 30 years. Anne E. Pierce, associate in music at the University of Iowa, made the study of music. Robert S. Elbert, assistant professor of art education, University of Minnesota, made the study of art…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, National Surveys, School Statistics
Gaumnitz, Walter H. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1930
Many of the shortcomings of the high school system have been attributed to the fact that the popularization of secondary education has necessitated the establishment of a large number of very small high schools. No one has known with any degree of certainty however, just how small these schools are, how many of them exist, how extensive a program…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Schools, High Schools, Junior High Schools
Proffitt, Maris M. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1934
It is generally recognized that knowledge of occupational life is an essential objective of public education. This is based upon the assumption that the normal expectancy for every child is that he will live surrounded by an occupational world and that he himself will follow an occupation for a living. How best to provide adequate instruction in…
Descriptors: Educational History, Career Education, Career Awareness, Occupational Information
Proffitt, Maris M. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1929
The general shop is a form of instructional organization for offering work in a variety of shop activities. It is an outgrowth of the general recognition of the need for provision in the school curriculum of exploratory and developmental types of experiences for children of approximately the junior high school age. It also meets an outstanding…
Descriptors: Shop Curriculum, Junior High Schools, Small Schools, Vocational Education
Eddy, Helen M. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1933
The handling of this survey was intrusted to Dr. Leonard V. Koos, of the University of Chicago. With great skill he has, working on a full-time basis during his free quarters from the University of Chicago and part time during other quarters, brought it to a conclusion. This manuscript was prepared by Helen M. Eddy, associate professor of romance…
Descriptors: Educational History, Course Content, Curriculum Guides, Questionnaires
Keesecker, Ward W. – Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior, 1935
Acts by State legislatures affecting schools, colleges, and universities during 1933 and 1934 are reviewed herein. During this biennium the legislature of every State had one or more legislative sessions; all of them except Alabama had regular sessions. In approximately three-fourths of the States special sessions of the legislature were called.…
Descriptors: Educational History, National Surveys, Educational Trends, Public Education
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