Cover

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Title Page, About the Series, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

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Editors' Foreword

William Anderson and Edward W. Weidner

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pp. v-vi

...are extensive, complex, and varied. While at many points these programs are closely interrelated, each one has its own history, legal basis, and special characteristics that had to be noted. To get an overview of this entire field and at the same time to see each part at close enough range to appreciate its special objectives, difficulties, and relations with others has not been easy. It has required, among other things, the interviewing of numerous...

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Preface

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pp. vii-x

...volume is in no sense designed as a treatment of either educational administration or theory as such, on which subjects numerous excellent works by specialists in the fields are, of course, available. It is a study of the intergovernmental relations— national-state, state...

Contents

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pp. xi-xii

Part I. Public Elementary and Secondary Education

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1. The Public School System: State-Local Relations

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pp. 3-39

...In Minnesota, public elementary and secondary education, one of the most widespread of the state's governmental functions, embraces the daily activities of approximately half a million pupils, the professional services of more than 20,000 teachers and several hundred supervisors, and local public...

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2. The Public School System: Interlocal Relations

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pp. 40-69

...The relationships on educational matters existing among the various local units of government—counties, school districts, cities, villages, townships—are extensive, varied, and frequently quite informal in nature. Proximity lends informality, but it can scarcely be stated categorically...

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3. The Public School System: National Government Activities and Interstate Relations

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pp. 70-98

...Although public education in the United States has traditionally been considered a function of state and local governments, the national government from the beginning has manifested a concern for the well-being of the public schools. Though its relationships to the general public school systems within the states have remained relatively limited in scope to date, with the passing...

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4. Vocational Education

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pp. 99-112

...ment has been contributing to the support of programs of vocational education within the states. The agencies involved are the regular educational agencies on the national and state levels, the united States Office of Education, the state departments of education, and, locally, the public high schools and trade schools. The grants-in-aid are directed toward the specific...

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5. The Community School Lunch Program

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pp. 113-121

...program of assistance to the states and localities that for eleven years had been renewed by Congress on a year to year basis only. Begun in the early 1930s, school lunches were one phase of a relief project that not only provided work for those handling the lunches but...

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6. Education of Indians

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pp. 122-129

...exception. The Office of Indian Affairs in the Department of the Interior, frequently called the Indian Service, operates both day schools and boarding schools for Indian children in many areas of the country, but the number of such schools is steadily declining. In some localities it...

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7. Libraries

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pp. 130-134

...the library has long been recognized as a vital element in the total picture of public education. Not only are libraries the focal point for much of the study and research at colleges and universities and an essential supplementary service in well-equipped elementary and secondary schools, but municipal and county libraries throughout the nation provide the most widespread...

Part II. Higher Education and Special Programs

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8. Higher Education

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pp. 137-151

...of the largest enrollments in the nation; five state teachers' colleges; and eleven junior colleges operated as a part of the public school systems of certain municipalities. The latter group are entirely supported from local funds plus certain state aids, the teachers' colleges are totally state supported, while the university is supported largely by the state...

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9. Education of Veterans

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pp. 152-163

...established by the national government concern to a large degree the public school systems and the higher educational institutions, which have been discussed in previous chapters, they also involve extensive intergovernmental relationships that merit separate consideration. Financed almost entirely by the national government and administered at the...

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10. Agricultural Extension

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pp. 164-171

...intergovernmental relations that arise out of the educational aspects of the work in agricultural extension and the agricultural experiment station. Another monograph is being prepared to cover intergovernmental relations in the field of agriculture as a whole. Agricultural extension...

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11. Agricultural Experiment Stations

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pp. 172-178

...research in agriculture and allied matters, exist as divisions of the land-grant colleges except in those instances where separate stations had been established within the states before the passage of the first national act for the support of experiment stations in 1887. The division of national grants among stations within a state is the responsibility of the state...

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12. Vocational Rehabilitation

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pp. 179-187

...Smith-Fess Act in June 1920. State action had begun in Massachusetts in 1918, and by the time the Smith-Fess Act was passed, twelve states, including Minnesota, had rehabilitation laws of some sort. Minnesota, in fact, at the time of the passage of its own law in 1919 formally accepted the provisions of the national act in anticipation of its passage, as...

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13. Apprentice Training

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pp. 188-194

...itself for a time with the promotion of labor standards of apprenticeship, but in 1937 Congress directed the Secretary of Labor to formulate standards for the guidance of industry in the training of apprentices, bring management and labor together to work out cooperative apprentice training plans, promote general acceptance of the standards and procedures...

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14. Summary

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pp. 195-206

...harmonious relationships between the national, state, and local governments in their conduct of these activities. Although education has traditionally been considered a function for which the state and local governments are mainly responsible, functional lines have long since...

A Selected Bibliography

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pp. 207-216

Index

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pp. 217-220