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IBIDICATOR-JOURNAL

INLAND EDUCATOR, TERRE

TEERE HAUTE

INDIANA SCHOOL JOURNAL. INDIANAPOLIS, 1856. — CONSOLIDATED AND INCORPORATED AT INDIANAPOLIS IN 1900

Eleven

September, Nineteen Hundred

Robert Judson Aley, Ph. D., Editor.

Education is not a sheme to enable a man work to advantage -- to make every troke count.

to live without work. Its purpose is to help him to
Dacia Starr Jordan

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The Housing of Consolidated Schools in Rural Communities-- William F. Sharpe
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH:

Josephine Turck Baker
18. Corimon Errors of the Careless Speaker

Careful
19. Grammatical Construction and Explanatory Notes
INDIANA TEACHERS' READING CIRCLE DEPARTMENT:
21. Studies in the Teaching of Geography for Second Institute - W A. McBeth
25. Studies in the History of Modern Education

George L. Roberts
26. EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT

Robert Judson Aley 28. High School Preparation of Candidates for Normal School Training J. A. Shawan 29. Relations of Secondary Schools and Colleges

G. W. A. Luckey 30. High Schoo: Preparatich of Candidáies for Nonial School Training

-David Felmley 31. Norinal Training of College Students

Daud Starr Jordan
32. Discussion of Report on Moral Education

T. A. Mott
33. Home Economics - Committee Recommendations
34. OFFICIAL DEPARTMENT
35. PRIMARY DEPARTMENT

Julia Fried Walker
38. PERSONAL AND EDUCATIONAL DEPARTMENT
52. STATE BOARD QUESTIONS FOR AUGUST WITH

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BLOOMINGTON C The growth of Indiana University during the last fifteen years is shown by the following five-year table: 1895

771 1900.

1016 1905

1538
1910

2564
CALENDAR
Fall term begins Thursday, September 21, 1911.
Fall tern ends Friday, December 15, 1911.
Winter term begins Tuesday, January 2, 1912
Winter term ends Friday, March 22. 1912.
Spring term begins Tuesday, April 2, 1912.
Spring term ends I e day, June 18, 1912.

Commencement, Wednesday, June 19, 1912.
Indiana University comprises the following schools:

The College of Liberal Aits.
The School of Education.
The Graduate School.
The School of Law,

on Medical
The following publicacions are issued inneby by elmeerity.

The University Studies.
The University Catalogue.
The Spring Term Bulletin
The Summer Term Bulletin
The Bulletin of the College of Liberal Arts
The Bulletin of the School of Education.
The Bulletin of the Graduate School.
The Bulletin of the School of Law.

The Bulletin of the School of Medicine.
Any of these publications, with the exception of the University
Studies, will be sent free upon application to the Registrar, or to

WILLIAM L. BRYAN, President.

Vol. XII.

No. 1

WILLIAM F. SHARPE, Crawfordsville, Ind.

SEPTEMBER, 1911
The Housing of Consolidated Schools in Rural Communities.

THE EDUCATO. URNA

It is now barely fifteen years ago for each room, and so get the benefit. since it was first shown by an actual of better classification. experiment that pupils thinly scat- Whether pupils were thinly scattered over two or more country school tered about or not was no longer to districts could as well be hauled daily be considered. to some central point easy of access Not until then did we think of chrisand be consolidated under one roof.

tening the new idea. So recent in fact This venture came of an impulse to was this event that we had begun to economize, that is, in a commercial "Remember the Maine" and to take on

" sense, and, so far as I know, there was international airs before it occurred. no thought at the time of its after The consolidation of schools has growth and development into a far now gone so far in some cases as to more efficient system.

embrace entire townships-towns and most observers may already all--of six, eight, and perhaps ten or know, this venture marks the begin- more districts in a single combination. ning of perhaps the most radical New and larger buildings are of course change in policy ever inaugurated required to put the idea into effect, the among us in public school affairs; for

old one-room buildings being then out of it one can now easily foresee abandoned for good. an almost complete evolution, in ru- Once the consolidation of the counral communities, from the old unit- try districts began in earnest a larger district system into a general consoli- and somewhat new opportunity was of dation of such units.

course presented for architectural The idea of hauling pupils, that is, at study. public expense, from a thinned out dis- Before the new-building era began, trict over into an adjoining one having however, something like a nation-wide perhaps the better building, appears educational, social, and sanitary awakto have been put into practice in dif- ening, if I have observed rightly, had ferent localities at about the same already gained more than average time.

headway here among us of Indiana. From this practice it was of course The pressure of development from easy to grasp the enlarged idea now this cause alone was such that the known as consolidation, and, on occa- old unit district had far outgrown the sion, some three or four years later, house our fathers built, quite a while, to put the same into effect.

in fact, before the consolidation plan This only became possible, however, was thought of. when we should erect a new building There was, in common with all of at least two rooms, with a teacher great movements, it may be said, a re

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