The Rise Of Local School Supervision In Massachusetts (the School Committee, 1635-1827) (volume 3)

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byHenry Suzzallo

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE POWERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEES With the year 1827, the General Court of the commonwealth of Massachusetts had established the district and town school committees as integral parts of the machinery for the management, care, and supervision of town and district schools. The functions of these committees were laid down with considerable definiteness. They had been exercised through the preceding centuries, directly or by implication, by various agencies, until they had finally come to be the duties of the school committees. The more definite and important of these powers, the development of which has been in a degree indicated in the previous chapters, were: (1) the appointment of teachers, (2) the certification of teachers, (3) the visitation and inspection of class-room work, (4) the direction and supervision of the teachers' work, (5) the adoption of text-books, and (6) the classification of pupils. The committees enjoyed other powers, as did the townmeeting. The matter of support was primarily the business of the latter, and continues to be so to the present time.1 The prudential committee might "provide a suitable place for the school," provide fuel and other necessary things for the conduct of the school in their own particular district.2 The school committee of the town might attend to the same details for the town schools under their responsibility for "the general charge and superintendence."3 But these duties have to do with the business aspect of school management, with school administration rather than with school supervision. By the year 1827, the two sets of powers had become sufficiently differentiated so that the functions of school supervision, those which have to do with the actual teaching activity, may be treated separatel...

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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. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX THE POWERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMITTEES With the year 1827, the General Court of the commonwealth of Massachusetts had ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217368751

ISBN - 13:9780217368759

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