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Page. Letter of the Commissioner of Education to the Secretary of the Interior...
5 STUDENT'S WORK AT THE CENTENNIAL:
Classification of material...
8 Class I.-Examination-manuscripts prepared according to prescribed rules.. 8-10 Class 11.-Special work for the preparation of which no rules are prescribed 10, 11 Class III.-Material arranged and presented to illustrate systems of instruction ...
11 Drawing and pennmanship
11, 13 APPENDIX:
Resolutions of National Educational Association regarding exhibition of educational development......
14-15 Model title pages recommended by committee of superintendents..
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
BUREAU OF EDUCATION,
Washington, D. C., November 27, 1875. SIR : The desire that specimens of the actual school-work of students should be shown at Philadelphia has been expressed by many educators, and tbis work is included in the classification furnished by the Centennial Commission.
The difficulty has been to devise a uniform plan for the preparation of students' work.
The department of superintendence of the National Educational Association, in session at Minneapolis in August, 1875, cousidered the subject, and, after full discussion, referred to a committee the preparation of a suitable schedule, in accordance with the provisions of which all such specimens of scholars' work should be prepared. It was understood that the recommendations of this committee would be accepted as the standard. Many inquiries in reference to the methods of preparing schoolwork have been addressed to this Office. As furnishing a satisfactory answer to these inquiries, and in accordance with the requests of members of the National Educational Association, I recommend the publication, by this Bureau, of the report of this committee, with the schedule as adopted by them. Very respectfuliy, your obedient servant,
Commissioner. Hon. Z. CHANDLER,
Secretary of the Interior. Approved and publication ordered.
NATIONAL CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION,
At the request of Hon. John Eaton, United States Commissioner of Education, a committee of the superintendents' section of the National Educational Association was appointed at its last meeting, held at Minneapolis during August, 1875, to draught rules to govern the preparation and exhibition of pupils' and students' work at the National Centennial Exbibition to be held at Philadelphia in 1876. This committee has given the subject due consideration, and would respectfully submit the rules appended.
A. J. RICKOFF,
Supt. of City-Schools, Cleveland, Ohio;
Supt. of City Schools, Chicago, Ill.;
All material which may be offered for exhibition will be classified as follows:
I. Examination-manuscripts prepared according to prescribed rules. II. Special work for the preparation of which no rules are prescribed.
III. Material arranged and presented to illustrate systems of instruction.
On account of peculiarities of organization or administration, it may be difficult for an institution or the public schools of a town or city to exbibit in some one of the classes above named, while in another it might
* Officers of systems and institutions of education participating in preparing students' work are desired to forward the material to the superintendents of public instruction for their respective States or Territories. Special attention is also invited to the other suggestions contained in the resolutions passed by the Department of Superintendence of the National Educational Association, which are presented in the Appendix.