Granite State Monthly Volume 17

Granite State Monthly Volume 17

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... of young men, practical teachers, many of them with normal school or college training. They are steadily elevating the rural schools, not only through their influence with teachers, but by arousing public sentiment to a more healthy interest in the schools. Now, 200 of the 351 towns and cities of the state, containing 77 per cent, of the schools and 84 per cent, of the children, are under supervision which is as truly professional as that of the cities has been. Thus, tentatively, in three ways Massachusetts is trying to solve her rural school problem. The first requisite for rural schools.--State Supt. O. E. Wells, Wisconsin: The first requisite is closer and more intelligent supervision. No one will question this who has seen the revolution made by a capable superintendent even in one brief term. It is often said, "As is the teacher, so is the school." With equal propriety may it be said, "As is the superintendent, so are the teachers, and consequently the schools." The efficient superintendent does his most effective work not by means of legal enactments, but by tactful leadership. His gentlemanly bearing, his scholarly habits, his prudent counsel, his industry and enthusiasm create conditions and direct efforts in ways that laws can never reach. In order that this influence may be at its maximum the superintendent districts should be limited in extent. Seventy-five schools will afford ample scope for the best available talent. If the usual terms could be lengthened, and the salary increased to an equality with that paid to the principals of the city schools, the position would attract and hold capable men. Women as supervisors of rural schools.--Henry Barnard: I believe in the well educated female as a more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236931300
  • 9781236931306