Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1923-1924 Page: 59
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COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
392.-Educational Literature. This course will be a general
summary of educational literature in the U. S. The principal
work of the course will be the preparation of an acceptable
thesis on some important educational subject. Required
of all seniors who major in Education. No others
admitted. Given only in the winter term.
(2) SPECIAL COURSES.
(a) For Rural Teacher Training.
142. Observation of Teaching. This is an elementary
course in observation setting forth particularly the HOW of
observation. It is intended for those first year students who
expect to be in college only one year and who expect to teach
next year. The work of this course consists of class room discussions,
lectures, individual reports of observations and occasional
written tests. (Education 143 should accompany this
course. Also 113 and 123 should precede or accompany this
course.) Text: The Observation of Teaching, Maxwell.
143.-Special Methods for Rural and Other Elementary
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: Charter's
Teaching the Common Branches; Woofter's Teaching in Rural
215.-Making the Rural School Function. This course is
a study of the various community activities that are usually
found in the country districts and how the rural school may
assist in these. In other words an attempt will be made in
the course to show how the school can function very effectively
in the life of the community as a whole and thus bring new life
and interest to itself. The course will consist of lectures, class
reports of assigned topics and a short paper.
373.-Rural Teacher Preparation. The course is a study
of the present agencies and methods used to train rural teachers
in the United States. Attention will also be given to the
legal background of rural-teacher preparation. There will
be lectures, class reports and discussions and special reports
on individual assignments. Size of class limited to twelve.
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