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Inter-American Friendship Through the Schools

Nature volume 150, page 54 (11 July 1942) | Download Citation



THE U.S. Office of Education has issued as Bulletin Jfof 10, 1941, “Inter-American Friendship through the Schools”, a report based upon a research study conducted by the Office of Education for the specific purpose of ascertaining the extent of inter-American studies that are already a part of the school curriculum. The bulletin is based largely on the replies of school administrators to a questionnaire, and the central purpose of the investigation was to discover the opportunities of learning which the curriculum presents and the patterns of teaching relative to the development of inter-American understanding that are to be found in the elementary and secondary schools of the United States. From the 6,623 administrators to whom the questionnaire was sent, 2,471 replies were received in time to be tabulated for the report. Of these, 671 stated that Spanish was being taught, and one half of the schools reporting indicated that, although they did not offer Spanish, they provided a study of the other Americas in various courses given in English. No study relating to the other American republics in Spanish or in English was reported by 521 of the schools.

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