Report of the Commissioner of Education Made to the Secretary of the Interior for the Year ... with Accompanying Papers, Volume 1

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1896 - Education
 

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Contents

PART I
3
Oklahoma 1215
4
Statistics of property receipts and expenditures of public schools of cities of over 8000 inhabit
26
Comments on tho statistics of secondary schools
33
List of cities from which no recent school data have been received 1814
36
Students and studies
43
Equipment and incomo
49
Distribution of students
51
Public and privato secondary students
61
Tables 37 Students pursuing certain studies
67
Schools instructors and students
74
Statistics for 189293 of public high schools which failed to report in 189394 1920
75
Equipment and income
81
Tables 2124 Summary of statistics of public and private high schools
94
STATISTICAL REVIEW OF HIGHER EDUCATION
97
Colleges of agriculture and the mechanic arts
134
Nevada 1264
136
Technological schools 2014
140
Normal schools
146
Educational statistics and movements
165
Evening schools
171
Industrial schools and juvenile crime
182
Primary schools classification and supply
189
Training of teachers
197
Page
203
Preface
325
Schools of dentistry 2051
361
Miscellaneous schools
368
Summary and conclusion
378
EDUCATION IN Russia
385
Se bools of veterinary medicine 2055
389
General supervision of schools 301
391
Educational and charitable work
401
Memorable dates
410
THE PSYCHOLOGICAL REVIVAL
425
The old psychology versus the new by W T Harris United States Commissioner of Education
433
Psychology in universities by Dr G Stanley Hall
445
Initial measures in the organization of the department of the Iowa society for child study
457
Interrelation of mental moral and physical training by Dr E M Hartwell 4 38
465
Kansas 1375
469
Correlation by synthesis of studies
520
Methods and organization
529
Tho organization of city school systems 513
543
VERBATIM REPORTS OF RECITATIONS IN ARITHMETIC AND LANGUAGE IN
557
Reports of recitations in language
595
CHAPTER XV
617
Introduction The American common school
639
The beginnings of the American coinmon school in New England 618
674
Popular education in the Central American colonies before the Revolution
694
The epoch of the Revolution and establishmeut of the National Government 17751800
708
Minnesota 1389
724
CHAPTER XVII
739
NAME REGISTER
773
Missouri 1393
777
Presidents of colleges for males and of coeducational colleges of liberal arts
781
PART II
791
The Teaching of Agriculture address by William T Harris United States Commissioner
801
CHAPTER II
809
CHAPTER III
819
Statistics of colleges in which geology is tanght length of time equipment etc
852
Summary of statistics of colleges in which geology is taught
870
Its rise and progress
877
The organization of manual training schools 999
909
The Blechanic Arts High School of Boston
917
Manual Training High School of Louisville Ky 626
926
Cost per pupil per year
934
Occupations of graduates of the Baltimoro Manual Training School
949
PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
973
Schools of theology 2060
978
Theological seminarics 073
980
Nurse training
988
Law schools
994
West Virginia 1441
1003
CHAPTER VIII
1019
Statistics of schools for the education of the colored race
1027
Bibliography of negro education
1038
Number and general condition of the schools of Alaska 1451
1042
Introiactory notes 1003
1044
Tennessee 1140
1052

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