A Survey of Higher Education in Tennessee, 1924

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Tennessee college association, 1926 - Education, Higher - 114 pages

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Page 66 - A college should have a live, well-distributed, professionally administered library of at least 8,000 volumes, exclusive of public documents, bearing specifically upon the subjects taught and with a definite annual appropriation for the purchase of new books.
Page 98 - The present times are just entering into a period in which " preparation " will be overshadowed, though never entirely abolished of course by the more basic elements of quality, capacity, or ability, including physical, mental, and moral fitness and attitude, and including such characteristics as ambition, interest, industry, application, diligence, willingness, etc.
Page 99 - I. The correct spelling, writing, and pronunciation of the English language. II. The reading of twenty-five selected books each year (not with a teacher), and a discussion of their contents by each applicant. III. Elementary mathematics, including arithmetic, plane geometry, and mechanical drawing.
Page 3 - Babcock, chief of the division of higher education of the United States Bureau of Education : ADMISSION TO THE PRELIMINARY COLLEGE YEAR.
Page 91 - ... transcript of the county court in the county in which he resides that he is of sufficient age and of good moral character. Blank forms for use in making application will be furnished by the secretary of the board. Period of Study The candidate must show to the satisfaction of the Board of Examiners that...
Page 99 - ... indeed complied with the formal college requirements for admission, but they have not learned to use their minds. A large number of the unfit are eliminated in their freshman year, a process neither wholesome for the college nor just to those thus summarily dismissed. The report recommends as a remedy : The college can take the first great step by a sweeping change in Its entrance requirements. Instead of requiring a dozen subjects and accepting a passing mark on all of them, it must test on...
Page 66 - All academic standards comply with the requirements of the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States which is the highest rating agency in the South.
Page 35 - ... made the magazine more and more a literary review. Politics were excluded now, and The Port Folio became patriotic in tone during the War of 1812. Biddle, who remained as editor only two years, was succeeded by others, and The Port Folio lasted until 1827. The truth of Ralph Waldo Emerson's remark that an institution is but the lengthened shadow of a man is well illustrated by Joseph Dennie and The Port Folio, and throughout the whole story of American magazines.
Page 101 - Commtmit\ members were shown how to can foods. : tary schools are slate-approved, and several highschools are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In addition to the general course, nearly all oifer home economics, agriculture, music, trade and industrial arts, and business education.
Page 87 - Education, which require that "no summer school shall be recognized or accredited by the State Board of Education that offers less than six weeks of at least five days each, with professional courses of study, including methods in observation and practice schools, approved by said board and commissioner...

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