The Redirection of High-school Instruction

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byHerbert Galen Lull

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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. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX BRIEF SURVEYS These surveys show (1) the social background of high-school instruction and (2) examples of small city and town high schools undergoing processes of redirection. They were made before the war. Very few school and community surveys have been made since 1916. Certain portions of surveys reproduced in this chapter, even though they were made before the war, illustrate the essential elements required in programs of redirection of highschool instruction. I. SURVEYS SHOWING THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF HIGH-SCHOOL INSTRUCTION (1) Small Manufacturing Cities: Leavenworth, Kansas, as a Type.1--Every institution has its social background. If an organization is to be effective it must not only be adapted to the end in view, but it must be adapted to the people who are to run it. The school is an institution which has been created by society for the definite purpose of training children to take part in the activities of adult life. Any scientific study of a school system, therefore, must be based upon an analysis of the social conditions into which the student is likely to be graduated. Before making a detailed study of the Leavenworth schools, then, a general view of the community is important. Leavenworth, Kansas, is now a city of about twenty thousand population. It is picturesquely located on bluffs 1 Walter R. Smith, in the " Report of a Survey of the Leavenworth Public Schools, Leavenworth, Kansas." Published by the Kansas State Normal School, Emporia, 1915. overlooking the Missouri River, twenty-eight miles above Kansas City. Its topography, consisting of rolling hills extending back from the river, is unusually favorable for the development of beautiful home sites and lends itself readily to landscape gardening. These features, as in most...

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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. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX BRIEF SURVEYS These surveys show (1) the social background of high-school instruction and (2) examples of small cit...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217367429

ISBN - 13:9780217367424

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