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Aug 07

Kansas Public Schools in the 1940s

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 3:54 PM by Bill Sowers


School bells will be ringing soon calling Kansas students back to the classroom just as they have for over 150 years. As our state's scholars trudge, drive, ride, bus back to the halls of learning let's take a look at some of the pertinent topics of interest to Kansas educators and students over 70 years ago.

Presented here are twelve publications by the Kansas State Department of Public Instruction, issued in 1946 and 1947, all available at the State Library of Kansas' KGI Online Library. These titles cover a broad spectrum of the issues of the day, both educational and societal, during the two years following World War II.

Monthly Bulletin of the Kansas State Department of Public Instruction (1947-1948)

Teacher Certificate Handbook (1947)

Suggestions for teaching social studies in the elementary grades (1946)

The radio classroom : a series of programs, presented under the auspices of the State Department of Education by Emporia State Teachers College over the Kansas State Network and designed for classroom instruction in the rural schools. September 16, 1946- April 4, 1947.

Program material for observance of Frances Willard Day for junior and senior high schools

High school salary survey : a survey of enrollment, administrators, teachers and salaries of 626 tax-supported secondary schools of Kansas as obtained from the organization reports for the school year, 1945-1946

Curriculum bulletin on the control of atomic energy (1946)

Wings over Kansas : a program of aviation education for Kansas schools (1946)

Handbook for the use of school board members (1946)

Health and physical education for Kansas elementary schools : a program of suggested outlines on major health areas and an introduction to teaching physical education (1947)

Driver education and training in high schools and traffic safety education for lower grades (1947)

Science education for the Kansas elementary schools, grades I to VIII (1947)