Elementary Education Subject File, 1947-1971
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Brief Description:

Subject File containing annual reports of the department (1948-67); directories of living recipients of advanced degrees from the College of Education (1917-70), the College of Education (1969-71) and faculty and staff of the Elementary Education Department (1961-71); departmental faculty meeting records (1969); faculty research project files; agenda of the Urbana-Champaign Council on Teacher Education (1969); committee reports of College of Education and university committees pertaining to the Elementary Education Department; Illinois Curriculum Program file (1951); report of the coordinator of research (1959, 1960); list of investigators and summaries of college research projects (1960-63); professional recruitment file (1950-62); study reports on entrance age and pupil progress and gifted children; list of students in correspondence courses; demonstration school material (1950-69); curriculum guides (1959-60); Black curriculum file (1969); Division of General Studies information (1952); foreign language instruction project file (1959-63); scheduling squabble for Educ. 412 file (1953); Elementary Education programs and curricula (1949-70) and time tables (1965-1969).

(Note: Boxes 1-2, (2.0 cu. ft.) have been missing since 1978)

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 10/5/1
Created by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Volume: 0.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 1/15/73
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/1005001.pdf (pdf)
Arrangement: By subject and chronological thereunder
Biographical Note for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education :

The College of Education was reorganized on October 17, 1962, and nine former informal divisions and five other administrative units were changed into seven departments of the college, one of which was Elementary Education. Each department was to have an Executive Committee and a chairman.1 Courses in elementary education date from 1912-13 when Course 119, "The Elementary Curriculum," was introduced in the Graduate College.2 The course continued until 1919 when it was listed as "Curriculum Construction."3 The "Elementary Curriculum" was not given in 1919-20 but was offered the following year.4 Supervision of Instruction of Elementary School Subjects was first offered in the summer of 1922.5 In the 1930's "Psychology of Elementary Subjects"6 and "Trends in Elementary Education" appeared in the catalogs.7 The name, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood, was first listed in 1974.

This unit covers:

--Inquiry Training, Studies in

--Elementary School Science Project

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 52nd Report, October 17, 1962, p. 181.

2. Catalogs and Registers, 1912-13, p. 319.

3. Ibid., 1919-20, p. 308.

4. Ibid., 1920-21, pp. 310-313.

5. Ibid., 1922-23, p. 251.

6. Ibid., 1931-32, p. 302.

7. Ibid., 1933-34, p. 258.

Subject Index
Curriculum Development
Elementary Education Department
Genres/Forms of Material
Papers
Languages of Materials
English [eng]