Report of the Commissioner of Education

Report of the Commissioner of Education

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...of many of the duties outlined above requires the preparation of forms and the issuance of rules and regulations. The fact that the office of the Commissioner of Education was in touch with all the schools soon placed upon it the duty of co-ordinating their activities in such matters as waT activities, Red Cross work, the observance of special days and weeks, the promotion of patriotism, the inculcation and observance of health laws, the promotion of thrift, and the distribution of standard tests in the various subjects taught. In this way, the schools of Alaska have been withdrawn from their former isolation and have become a unit in the great public school system of the United States. The flood of applications for positions in the Alaska schools and for information regarding the Territory and its schools made necessary the preparation and publication of literature bearing on this subject and the maintenance of a file for the applications and credentials of teachers. School boards have taken advantage of this condition and have called upon this office to either select teachers for them, or forward the papers of desirable applicants. The office early assumed the task of ordering all supplies and equipment for schools in districts outside incorporated towns. This action was taken principally for the reason that some school boards were not capable of placing such orders and others negligent in the matter. This system of ordering supplies from a central office also served to standardize textbooks and equipment and to lessen costs through placing all orders with one firm. These facts have been recited briefly for the information 01 those who, because of the newness of the Department of Education, have no adequate conception of its functions. The...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611578
  • 9781236611574