CONTENTS:- Preface 1. Making effective elementary schools. 2. Educational provisions for exceptional children. 3. The school in this community at Mid-century. 4. Provisions for administering the school. 5. School-plant trends. 6. The professional elementary-school principal. 7. Poetic seeing (Case Studies). 8. Flame War. 9. Do students really want to interact? 10. Pacific mayday: conviviality Overboard.
Elementary education is the foundation on which the whole superstructure of education stands. If the quality of elementary education is good, it is generally admitted that the education of children will be quite successful. The responsibility for educators is evident. And awareness of the school's power is obvious from the rash of reports on schooling that have swept the nation. America experienced a similar "jolt" when Russia launched sputnik. New math and science courses were delivered to schools. It was assumed this was all that was necessary to correct the deficiency. The answer to the current challenge in elementary education, however is multifaceted and lies not only in professional skills but in curricular decisions materials technology and the financial and attitudinal support essential to a successful educational enterprise. It is firmly believed that a book on elementary school teaching will be found very useful.