The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 8

The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...and in his farewell address, urged the adoption of such a system; as Charles Pinckney and James Madison had done in the Constitutional Convention, ' but to no avail. As a result there is no steady progress toward a recognized ideal. The college or university of one section corresponds to the preparatory school of another. There is no definite plan in the organization of high schools, and the higher institutions in general exert too little influence on the grades below. But certain unifying forces are at work, and it is hoped that the time is near at hand when a Minister of Education will sit in the Cabinet at Washington. 1'" it is unquestionable that the New York State regents' examinations have tended to raise the average standard of instruction in the amdemies and high schools, to extend and improve school programs, to bring schools and colleges together by doing away with useless diversities of programs in secondary schools and useless diversities of admission requirements in colleges, and to stimulate some of the communities which maintain these schools to give them better support and to take pride in their standing. These are great services which deserve the respectful attention of the other states of the union and of all persons interested in the creation of an American system of secondary education. The regents have proved that a state examining board can exercise a stimulating, elevating, and unifying influence upon hundreds of institutions of secondary education scattered over a large state. and can wield that power with machinery which, considering the scale of operations. may fairly be called simple and inexpensive."--Hon. William '1'. Harris, in Report of Commissioner of Education, That the more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 381g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236824415
  • 9781236824417