Camouflaging Our Normal Schools

Thompson, Richard N.
October 1930
Education;Oct1930, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p95
Academic Journal
The article examines the concept of a teachers college. It defines a teachers college to be a state, municipal or incorporated private institution or an independent unit of a recognized college or university which has a four-year unified curriculum, committed to the preparation of teachers and has a legal authority to grant a standard bachelor's degree. It compares the courses and teaching methods in normal schools and teachers colleges. It points out that the designation of institutions as colleges was due to their failure to imbue their students with the elements of culture.


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