Illinois Education Volume 2

Illinois Education Volume 2

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...cannot cope with the situation; a supplementary solution must come thru a sane organization of courses, looking to the vocation of teaching for which the high schools are acting as a feeder. The high schools are in much the same position as the colleges were a century ago with respect to the vocation of teaching--they furnisht many of the teachers but did not train them. Such a plan cannot but stimulate the growth of the normal schools and the university and contribute to an enlargement of their usefuiness in this fleld. Educational subjects in the 'high school perforce can be counted only for entrance. The rural and small village schools will obtain a body of teachers with some elementary training in education, and the tendency of the beginning teacher will be to move on to the normal school and the college for broader and more intensiv training. With this will come an elevation in the standards of entrance and of courses offerd in the State Normal Schools, and such a result must eventually work toward a better traind profession than we now have in Illinois. papers Supt. E. C. Fisher of Dundee has been tenderd the position as superintendent of the West Aurora schools, but Mr. Fisher has declined, preferring to remain at Dundee. Supt. E. D. Merriman of Belvidere, Illinois, will not remain at that place after the close of the school year. It has been reported that Supt. Lewis A. Reisner of West Chicago has been elected to the superintendency of the Belvidere schools, now united and constituting one system. Miss Frances Walker, daughter of the late Peleg R. Walker, superintendent of the Rockford schools for many years, has been chosen by the school board of that city to fill the vacancy caused by her father's deth. It is a well more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844653
  • 9781236844651