Educational Administration & Supervision Volume N . 5

Educational Administration & Supervision Volume N . 5

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...of study. In each of these matters the state superintendent has been given additional authority. Formerly there was no state system of certification. It was altogether possible for standards to vary from the very highest to the lowest, and it is not far from the truth to say that they did. In removing the authority to certify teachers from county superintendents and placing it in the hands of the state superintendent, the legislature has insured a reasonable minimum of preparation on the part of those upon whom the chief executive must depend for the actual work of teaching the children. It is also made the duty of the state superintendent to prepare, or cause to be prepared, the courses of study for the different grades and kinds of schools. Even with the provisions so far indicated, no superintendent can be expected to develop the best type of schools for all of the children without some power to bring about their attendance. Previous to the adoption of the new educational code Maryland had no school census for discovering the number of its children, and its only compulsory attendance law, besides excepting several counties from its provisions by statute, was optional with counties. The only census available was the Federal Census which must needs answer the purpose for a period of ten years. Under such laxity enrollment and attendance in many counties were extremely poor. On the basis of the Federal Census only 72.6% of the white children in the state, from 6 to 18 years of age, were enrolled in school during the year 1914. The average daily attendance of white children was 67% of those enrolled. In a number of counties enrollment and attendance were much less. The new law provides for a biennial census, and for compulsory more

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  • United States
  • English
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