University of Chicago School Review Volume 5. University Of Chicago Education
Author: University Of Chicago Education
Page Count: 266 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Download Link: University of Chicago School Review Volume 5
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1897 Excerpt: ...of the schools, several plans were decided upon. One was to send circulars asking for information from teachers and superintendents. These circulars are to be sent not to all the schools in the United States, but to selected schools, which may be considered representative or typical. To study only the best schools would be as misleading as to study only the worst. Care, therefore, has been taken to find out what may be considered the typical schools in each state, schools that are thought to be working under normal and wholesome conditions and seem to furnish fair examples of the instruction given and the difficulties encountered in that state. Moreover it was thought desirable to use existing educational associations as a means of acquiring information, and the members of the committee decided to attend, when possible, the meetings of these various associations, and seek to gain information by personal interviews with teachers at the larger educational gatherings, and by special conferences and discussions. Information thus gathered seemed likely to be of more value than any amount of material acquired by formal correspondence. To do this work properly is, of course, the task of years and not of weeks; and yet the committee hopes to make a report before the beginning of the next calendar year that will be of value to the schools and helpful to the committee of the National Educational Association which has entered upon the enormous undertaking of organizing high-school programmes in the light of the most recent expert recommendations. The historical committee has also undertaken to get together actual working programmes and to publish them as exhibits, being assured that an ounce of realism is worth many pounds of speculation. Moreover, inasmuch as it is g...
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