Present status and current trends of geographic instruction in Massachusetts high schools

Dorothy H. Aldridge, Clark University


The central purpose of this investigation was to determine the amount and nature and geography courses offered by the public high schools of Massachusetts for students in the ninth through twelfth grades. Specific objectives of the study included (1) a comparison of the extent of geography courses in the school years 1924-1925, 1942-1943, and 1946-1947, (2) an analysis of the nature of present geography courses, (3) a determination of the degree and type of integration of geography with other high school subjects , (4) a summary of attitudes expressed by high school administrators toward geography, and (5) a determination of present and probable future trends in geography instruction.