A History of High Schools in Indiana to 1900

A History of High Schools in Indiana to 1900

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...hour of leisure richer than the baron's of old en time.' THE high school is essential to the dignity of the city and the well being of the citizens." That Superintendent Holcombe's words were heard, understood and believed by Indianapolis people is proven by the three wonderful high schools which that city now supports. The high school then, we shall consider during this period as an institution with three principal purposes: totuain teachers; to prepare for college and to educate young men and women for long, happy and useful lives, at home. We may expect to see these purposes exemplified in the curricula of the high schoolsof the period, and in that we shall not be disappointed, The ideas most considered and hence most frsquently acted upon, until near the end of the period were those of training teachers and prepar-' ing or college. The other idea, of educating for living, which has now become by far the greatest of the three, although'clearly enunciated by Superintendent Holcombe and others, as early as l885, yet was taadily taken up and doe! not receive much consideration at the hands of curriculum makers until well toward l900, the end of the period. In the development of high schools, on the subject of curricula, we shall consider the courses of study for the years: l879, l884, l894 and l900 as exemplified by the courses of a few of the best high schools in the state. A great difference in the subnect matter of courses of study in various schools was caused by the variance in the length of courses, in years. For instance, when in l875 the Bloomington High School was commissioned, it had but a two year's course, in fact several of the best high schools had courses no longer, yet in a few years all the principal...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934105
  • 9781236934109