Answers to Inquiries about the U.S. Bureau of Education, Its Work and History

U.S. Government Printing Office, 1883 - 29 頁
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第 11 頁 - Washington, a department of education, for the purpose of collecting such statistics and facts as shall show the condition and progress of education in the several States and Territories, and of diffusing such information respecting the organization and management of schools and school systems, and methods of teaching, as shall aid the people of the United States in the establishment and maintenance of efficient school systems, and otherwise promote the cause of education throughout the country.
第 9 頁 - This it could accomplish: 1. By securing greater uniformity and accuracy in school statistics and so interpreting them that they may be more widely available and reliable as educational tests and measures. 2. By bringing together the results of school systems in different communities, States, and countries, and determining their comparative value.
第 10 頁 - Government are needed to secure the adoption of school systems throughout the country. An ignorant people have no inward impulse to lead them to selfeducation. Just where education is most needed, there it is always least appreciated and valued.
第 10 頁 - Bureau, and which of itself will justify its creation, viz., an investigation of the management and results of the frequent munificent grants of land made by Congress for the promotion of general and special education. It is estimated that these grants, if they had been properly managed, would now present an aggregate educational fund of about five hundred millions of dollars. If your memorialists are not misinformed, Congress has no official information whatever respecting the manner in which these...
第 6 頁 - He shall use means to obtain from the Ministers and agents of the United States in foreign countries, an abstract of their present state, their commerce, finances, naval and military strength, and the characters of Sovereigns and Ministers, and every other political information which may be useful to the United States.
第 20 頁 - No. 3. Account of college commencements for the summer of 1873, in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
第 10 頁 - it is in a republican government that the whole power of education is required.
第 9 頁 - ... 4. By diffusing among the people information respecting the school laws of the different States; the various modes of providing and disbursing school funds; the different classes of school officers and their relative duties; the qualifications required of teachers, the modes of their examination, and the agencies provided for their special training; the best methods of classifying and grading schools, improved plans of schoolhouses, together with modes of heating and ventilation, etc.
第 10 頁 - Bureau of Education by Congress would be a practical recognition of this great truth. It would impart to the cause of education a dignity and importance which would surely widen its influence and enhance its success. All of which is respectfully submitted.
第 9 頁 - DC, the undersigned were appointed a committee to memorialize Congress for the establishment of a National Bureau of Education. It was the unanimous opinion of the association that the interests of education would be greatly promoted by the organization of such a bureau at the present time; that it would render needed assistance in the establishment of school systems where they do not now exist, and that it would also prove a potent means for improving and vitalizing existing systems. This it could...