Teacher Training Departments in Minnesota High Schools

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General Education Board, 1920 - Teachers - 92 pages
 

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Page 82 - ... mailed to each person nominated for any position in the non-competitive class, at least one week in advance of the date set for the examination, except for positions in state institutions for which examination is to be conducted by a local board of examiners.
Page 4 - ... to high-school students above third-year standing who desire to prepare themselves for teaching in rural schools. The teacher-training departments had their real beginnings in 1905, although by earlier enactment a few high schools offered such courses. By an act of 1903, "$750 State aid was granted each high school having a four-year course and organized classes in each of the four grades therein which provided for special courses in the common branches.
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Page 83 - Arrangements for transportation and board of students should be clearly made with every rural teacher. 6 Place all students in the country at the same time, and close the department. This plan permits the training teacher to spend her time in supervising students and in visiting each one at least once. To increase and vary experience, students may sometimes exchange schools at the close of the first week. 7 Upon the return of students, reports and class discussions on rural teaching experiences and...
Page 83 - Careful explanations on observing, criticising, and reporting student teaching will be necessary. The questions in this outline should emphasize the student's ability to manage and teach the whole school at one time, this being the particular purpose of this type of practice. No group teaching should ever be done in rural schools. (d) Arrangements for transportation and board of students should be clearly made with every rural teacher. Free transportation should be secured when possible. 6. Place...
Page 82 - Make this meeting both a business and a social occasion with the training students, rural teacher, and county and city superintendents and their wives all present. Have light refreshments and prepare an exhibit showing teaching ideas from training department work. If at night have students take the visiting rural teachers into their homes. This social plan will get the students and teachers acquainted and establish good feeling, but it must not overshadow the business session. 5 At the business session...
Page 81 - Confer first with the regular school superintendent as to the best time for this event; also regarding transportation, board and other matters. 2 Confer with the county superintendent and get a list of the best rural schools from him. 3 Communicate with the teachers of those schools by telephone or circular letter, asking...
Page 5 - In 1907-8 only ten departments were reported, with 182 students in 1907 and 233 in 1908." Prospects in 1908 seem to have been discouraging, for the high-school inspector wrote : "Work in these departments shows no new tendencies, the attendance is small. . . . unless there is a radical change there is little hope that they will multiply and supply rural teachers for the state at large.
Page 82 - At the business session of this meeting these items should be considered: (b) Each rural teacher should receive a practice-scheme indicating the amount of teaching the student is to do during the week. This will vary with strong and weak students but the following is indicated as...

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