A Quarter Century of Public School Development by William Henry MaxwellA Quarter Century of Public School Development by William Henry Maxwell

A Quarter Century of Public School Development

byWilliam Henry Maxwell

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. 1912. Excerpt: ... XII PROMOTION AND RETARDATION OF PUPILS In 1888, the year after he became Superintendent of Schools in Brooklyn, Dr. Maxwell began the campaign, which he has continued ever since, to accelerate the promotion and to prevent the retardation of pupils in their way through the grades of the elementary schools. In the Annual Report for 1888, he presented his first discussion of the evils of retardation, and laid the foundation for the system of promotion now in use throughout Greater New York.--The Editors. (From the Brooklyn Report for i, AGES OF PUPILS IN THE BROOKLYN SCHOOLS IN I A STUDY of the statistics1 of the subject does not, I am sorry to say, indicate that the average age of the children in the various grades is being reduced; or, to put the matter in another light, that the average time required for a child to go through our schools is growing less. The number of children above fifteen in the schools has increased since 1887, while in no grade does the average age of the pupils show a decrease. In nearly all the grades a slight increase is shown. Not only so, but, as may be seen by the following table, the average age of the pupils in each of.the grammar grades has increased since 1883:--1 In the report a table accompanied this study.--The Editors. When we consider that our course of study calls for nothing but the elementary parts of an English education; that nominally it requires but seven and a half years to complete the course; that a child beginning at six should graduate before reaching fourteen; that the actual average age of graduation is over fifteen; and that the length of time it takes to get through the grammar and primary schools has a constant tendency to cause two evils: to prevent parents from keeping their children at school throug...
Title:A Quarter Century of Public School DevelopmentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217428991

ISBN - 13:9780217428996