Curriculum Development in a War-Boom Area

Saylon, Galen
March 1948
Educational Leadership;Mar1948, Vol. 5 Issue 6, p406
The article presents information about the comprehensive curriculum development program at the public schools in Vancouver, Washington. Curriculum development problems brought on by a sudden and overwhelming expansion in school population is well illustrated by the program that has been underway in the Vancouver public schools. Sara A. Martin, director of instruction, indicates the scope of the task by calling attention to the fact that within the space of two years the total enrollment of the system increased from thirty-eight hundred students to thirteen thousand. The number of elementary schools increased from five to eleven. Two junior high schools and two senior high schools had to be provided instead of the one each, which sufficed before. In addition, a junior college, which now has an enrollment of five hundred students, a vocational school, and an adult education program have also been organized. The task of the administrative and supervisory staffs is indicated by the fact that the number of teachers increased from one hundred thirty-five to over four hundred.


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