downloadoriginal edition $9.99 (free for members) | Paperback/OCR
Author: State Historical Society of Iowa
Year published: 1903
Publisher: Iowa City : State Historical Society of Iowa
History / General
History / United States / State & Local / General
History / United States / State & Local / Midwest
Travel / United States / Midwest / West North Central
Random excerpt from the book:
...urces used in the compilation of this article were the laws of Iowa, journals of the House and Senate, reports of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, newspapers and periodicals, and works such as Aurners History of Education in Iowa. Letters of inquiry were sent to every State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the United States thirty-one of whom replied. Personal visits were made to various Iowa State officers, representatives of book publishers, and teachers. Questionnaires were sent to each county superintendent in Iowa, and by the information secured from the ninety-two replies, the facts drawn from the other sources and the conclusions derived from them have been checked and verified. With a view to making a first hand survey of the work done, Mr. Sherman visited twelve counties in which conditions were believed to be typical. In this way the practical workings of the office were studied. Helpful assistance was also received from the Iowa State Teachers Association and the Extension Division of the Iowa State Teachers College. THE Editor NEED OF THE OFFICE Any attempt to maintain a system of public schools without providhig means of enforcing the legal provisions and examining those expecting to teach in such schools must be futile. The Territorial and early State legislatures, feeling the need for such oversight, created township and district inspectors. These inspectors, however, failed to produce satisfactory results, and their failures convinced the people of Iowa that some central authority must be created with specific powers and duties. It was not until 1858, however, that a law was secured which established the beginnings of the present system of county supervision. Originally the powers and duties of the superintendent were nominal as nominal as was his compensation. But as coimnon school education became more and more centralized and developed, the scope of his office enlarged. To understand this development it is neces...
Other books by State Historical Society of Iowa:
Iowa: the State Historical Society of Iowa Museum, Drake University , Des ... Iowa City is home to the University of Iowa , the Iowa Writers' ...
Centerville, Iowa: WPA Federal Writers Project, http://books. ... to the Hawkeye State, State Historical Society of Iowa and Hastings House, 1938 and 1949, page 540 . ...
John Brown (abolitionist): DeCaro likewise complains of writers taking "unstudied liberties" ... External links: Iowa City: The State Historical Society of Iowa. ...
Svend NMN Petersen: Danish non-fiction writers Category:Sherlock Holmes scholars Category ... 1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest. ...
Edward Bonney: may have been assisted by a ghost writer , most likely Henry A. Clark ... Iowa City: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1931. Russell, Charles ...
To download a PDF ebook for $9.99 please click the download link. We recommend you pay by credit card. If you ask Paypal to pay from your bank account it will take them up to four business days to send your order to us. You can read the ebooks on your PC, Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android or other mobile device; see our FAQ page for instructions.
To get a printed copy, click the Paperback link for a list of resellers.
Downloads marked "PDF/scan" may have notations, faded type, yellowed paper, missing or skewed pages, etc. Paperbacks marked "OCR" may have numerous typos, missing text, with no illustrations or indexes. Books with Wikipedia or Wikia in the author field have content which was on those sites as of the publication date.