Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1919-1920 Page: 45 of 84
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SESSION OF 1919-'20 43
11. repartmrnt of Ehtnratin anb Ulfiosophy
his course is designed to help the rural and village teachers meet
the daily problems of the classroom and the problems of the rural
community. Considerable attention will be given to the question:
What is the best type of rural school and how may it be attained
der conditions as they exist in Texas? Text: Foght's, The Rural
eacher and His Work.
/ -S pe-Special Methods for Rural Schools.
The following topics will receive special attention: Grading and
classification; the daily program; methods in elementary school subjects;
correlation; using the school library; recreation in the rural
school. Texts: Charters' Teaching the Common Branches. Woofter's
Teaching in Rural Schools.
121.-Home Economics for Rural Schools.
(1) Sewing for rural schools: First principles of hand and machine
sewing, drafting and use of commercial patterns; methods ofteaching.
(2) Cooking in rural schools: Principles of cookery; equipment;
presentation of subject matter.
e-School aiment. ----
Topics: Relation of the teacher to the school; importance of pro-.fessional
training; rights and duties of the teacher; school grounds and
buildings; school hygiene; methods of study; promotion; marking
system; government, community co-operation. Texts: Colgrove's
The Teacher and the School. Bennet's School Efficiency.
225.-History of MIodern Eleimentary Education.
The purpose of this course is to enable the student to become acquainted
with the development of modern elementary educational
theory and practice. A special study will be made of the men who
have been instrumental in shaping educational progress. Text:
Parker's History of Modern Elementary Education.
235.-History of Education In the United States.
A general view of the development of education in the United
States. Text: Dexter, A History of Education In the United States.
243.-Fundamentals In Primary Education.
The course will be given largely to problems of reading, story
telling, games and constructive activities. Omitted in 1919.
315.-Practice Teaching In Primary Grades.
This course aims to give the teachers specializing in primary edfi
cation an opportunity to apply the principles discussed in their educa- /
tion courses, and to enable them to become familiar with the problems
of the classroom.
323.-How to Study.
The purpose of this course is to , ause the prospective teachers to
SESSION OF 1919-'20
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1919-1920, book, July 1919; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45903/m1/45/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.