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[Chapter IX Footnotes]

1 Recent recognition of this principle by the Indian Office has led to action looking toward fundamental revision of the course of study. For the past two summers teachers in Indian schools have been required to take courses in curriculum-building, the curriculum was the principal topic of employees' meetings during the past year, and some material has already been gathered for the proposed revision.

2 For detailed tables and discussion, see Schmeckebier, The Office of Indian Affairs, pp. 199-202.

3 The examination announcements indicate possibility of promotion, but funds have never been provided to make promotions possible. The figures given include the estimated value of maintenance.

4 Course of Study for United States Indian Schools, p. 1 (1922).

5 There is no individuality in clothes in most schools, and suits are apparently passed on interminably, necessitating repeated repair. Professor Dale of the survey staff has a record of one pair of trousers worn, according to the labels, by twelve Indian boys, successively.

6 See pages 627 and 628, also 639 and 640.

7 Bobbitt, The Curriculum.

8 For further details of this work, see the chapter on Economics, pages 524 to 526.

9 See pages 314 to 339.

10 Actual compulsion was limited to one hour on each of these nights.

11 In fairness to the Indian Office, it should be noted that the tendency in the past few years has been strongly in the direction of encouraging attendance in public day schools.

12 For illustrations, see the chapter on Women and the Home, pages 573 to 580.

13 Particularly of the Children's Bureau, the United States Employment Service, the Federal Board for Vocational Education, and the Bureau of Education.

14 Haskell and other Indian schools should be warned against attempting to train teachers or other school employees at the secondary level. This merely helps perpetuate the very low personnel standards in Indian schools.

15 Under the policy adopted in 1925, "senior high school grades" (through the twelfth) have been established in the larger schools.

16 Apparently one or two state universities will accept an Indian candidate from one of these schools on specific recommendation.

17 Knox, School activities and equipment (Houghton-Mifflin, 1927).

18 See pages 368 to 370 of this chapter, and pages 132 to 134 of the chapter on Organization.

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