The Administration of Secondary-school Units

University of Chicago Press, 1917 - 194 σελίδες

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Σελίδα 15 - A unit represents a year's study in any subject in a secondary school, constituting approximately a quarter of a full year's work.
Σελίδα 56 - At this point we shall do well, however, to quote his conclusions verbatim: 1. Elementary algebra is almost always a first-year high-school subject. Plane geometry is markedly a second-year subject, but is reported in some schools in the third year, or in the latter half of the second year and the first half of the third. Advanced algebra appears most commonly in the third and fourth years, but in a few schools in the second. Solid geometry appears in the third or fourth years and trigonometry in...
Σελίδα 4 - Later, it was sent — still as a confidential paper — to the members of the several conferences organized by the Committee of Ten. The Committee of Ten, after a preliminary discussion on November 9th, decided on November 10th to organize conferences on the following subjects: — 1. Latin; 2. Greek; 3. English; 4. Other Modern Languages; 5. Mathematics; 6. Physics, Astronomy, and Chemistry; 7. Natural History (Biology, including Botany, Zoology, and Physiology) ; 8. History, Civil Government,...
Σελίδα 3 - That it is expedient to hold a conference of school and college teachers of each principal subject which enters into the programmes of secondary schools in the United States and into the requirements for admission to college — as, for example, of Latin, of geometry, or of American history — each conference to consider the proper limits of its subject, the best methods of instruction, the most desirable allotment of time for the subject...
Σελίδα 4 - MATHEMATICS The present definition of the requirements in Mathematics is in accordance with recommendations made in September, 1903, by a committee of the American Mathematical Society.* Algebra to Quadratics, A I.
Σελίδα 15 - Course as a basis and assumes that the length of the school year is from thirty-six to forty weeks, that a period is from forty to sixty minutes in length and that the study is pursued for four or five periods a week; but, under ordinary circumstances, a satisfactory year's work in any subject cannot be accomplished in less than one hundred and twenty sixty-minute hours or their equivalent. Schools organized on a different basis can nevertheless estimate their work in terms of this unit.
Σελίδα 15 - This statement is designed to afford a standard of measurement for the work done in secondary schools. It takes the four-year high-school course as a basis, and assumes that the length of the school year is from 36 to 40 weeks, that a period is from 40 to 60 minutes in length, and that the study is pursued for four or five periods a week ; but under ordinary circumstances, a satisfactory year's work in any subject can not be accomplished in less than one hundred and twenty 60-minute hours or their...
Σελίδα 7 - Ibid., pp. 145-58. of content and details of method were in the minds of the members of the conferences. The College Entrance Examination Board has made almost exclusive use of the syllabus method, which lists the content and sometimes makes reference to some aspects of method. The definition in English,1 which follows the recommendations of the National Conference on Uniform Entrance Requirements in English, besides briefly stating the aims of the work, outlines both the work to be covered in composition...
Σελίδα 11 - Preliminary statements by chairmen of committees of the Commission of the National education association on the reorganization of secondary education.
Σελίδα 4 - LATIN The following requirements in Latin are in accordance with the recommendations made to the American Philological Association by the Commission on College Entrance Requirements in Latin, October, 1909.* I. Amount and Range of the Reading Required (1) The Latin reading, without regard to the prescription of particular authors and works, shall be not less in amount than Caesar, Gallic War, I-IV; Cicero, the orations against Catiline, for the Manilian Law, and for Archias; Vergil, Mneid, I-VI.

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