Annual meeting of the American Institute of Instruction Volume 54. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: 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. 1884 Excerpt: ...For further discussions of School Supervision, See Address of Emerson E. White. VII. ON THE RELATION OF THE COLLEGE TO THE COMMON SCHOOL. By W. T. Harris, Concord, Mass. In the United States, there does not exist what may be called a national system of education. Even in the several States, individually, there is not to be found such a thing as a State system of education, which includes all descriptions of schools as members of its organism and stamps them all with its policy and methods. A thorough State system would have supervision and control of all species of schools and would co-ordinate or subordinate them in such a manner that each grade found its place and special function anticipated and provided for by all the others. Our national principle of local self-government does not permit anything of this kind. While the State establishes and maintains two grades of schools, common schools and high schools--and in some cases three or more grades, it permits and encourages all kinds of private enterprise in education, especially in the direction of higher education, and in the majority of cases leaves to religious denominations and private corporations the business of providing all of the college and university instruction. It may easily happen that under these circumstances antagonizing tendencies will arise. The elementary schools may form their courses of study in such a manner as to fit their pupils for a higher education different from that which colleges actually furnish, and if the colleges refuse to modify their course of instruction in such a manner as to adapt it to the preparatory course given by the common schools then the common schools by adherence to their chosen curriculum will lead their pupils into paths that will not conduct them towar...
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