Bulletin Volume 1-15

Bulletin Volume 1-15

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...special aptitude for the work of teaching frequently controlled the election of new teachers. No professional preparation was required, and then, as now, the city of Baltimore furnished the entire supply of new teachers. Many of those who began teaching under good principals, and who possessed the right attitude toward the work, developed into very good teachers. On the other hand, those who received little help or encouragement, or those to whom the work of teaching made no strong appeal, became formal, stereotyped, and professionally unprogressive teachers. The commission has met examples of each kind of teacher in the schools of Baltimore. Of the 1,788 teachers in the service of the city of Baltimore on January 1, 1911, the terms of service by decades are as follows: Entered prior to 1860 5 Entered between--1860 and 1869 52 1870 and 1879 137 1880 and 1889 292 1890 and 1899 535 1900 and 1905 329 1905 and 1911 438 More than 1,000 of the teachers now employed began their service prior to 1900. These, with few exceptions, have received their entire professional training while serving in the schools of Baltimore, and consequently have no intimate knowledge of the practice in other large cities. Shortly after the adoption of the new charter, in 1898, efforts were made to improve the professional condition of the teachers. These efforts extended in four directions: (1) Improved and increased supervision. (2) City training schools for teachers. (3) Competitive examinations for admission to the eligible list of teachers. (4) Promotional examinations for teachers in service. The first of these means was treated in Section A; the remaining three belong to this section. CITY TRAINING SCHOOLS. In September, 1851, the eastern and western normal classes were...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507592
  • 9781236507594