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QUESTIONNAIRE TO SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS.

Number and Characteristics of Immigrant Nationalities : 1. Present estimated immigrant population of your city or town (foreign

born or foreign parentage). Give estimate according to following classification,

Foreign language

groups.

Approximate number for.
eign born and foreign
parentage.

Approximate
number foreign

born.

Approximate num. ber foreign par. entage.

(Totals.)

2. Total population of your city, 3. Chief occupations of the given nationalities, 4. Any segregated foreign section? Give location, 5. Give, if possible, some of the characteristics of the chief nationalities

represented; their social and political status, etc.,

Educational Facilities Available to Immigrants : 6. Day schools with any considerable number of children of immigrants

attending. Name and location of Total number of children Approximate number of children school. attending.

of immigrants attending.

Remarks and recommendations: Give a general description of the

work for immigrants' children carried on in the various schools. 7. Classes, evening and day, for immigrants above regular school age:

Names and location

of schools.

Number of immi.

grant classes.

Average total number

attending per year.

Number hours instruction per year.

Remarks: Amount of money appropriated for these classes; legis

lation governing them. Are these schools covering the situation adequately? Is the subject matter taught adapted to the needs and interests of the immigrants? Do these classes hold their

pupils? List of sources for further information, etc. 8. Factory classes attended largely by immigrants and in any way con

nected with the school system :

Names and addresses

of schools.

Number of immi

grant classes.

Average total number

attending.

Number hours instruction per year.

Remarks: Basis of cooperation between factory and school board,

etc.

Recommendations: 9. Libraries in any way connected with the school system :

Addresses Main- Days Estimated Estimated Total Estimated of libraries tained and

number circulation number circulation patronized by. hours immigrant

among im. books.

per year by im

opened. patrons. migrants Foreign. among im. migrants.

per year. English. migrants. Adult.

Foreign. Juvenile.

English.

Remarks and recommendations:

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Remarks: Give basis of cooperation between schools and libraries,

also reading roonis, etc. Number of bilingual books, texts for

teaching English, etc. Recommendations:

11, Playgrounds affiliated with the school system and reaching immigrants:

Names and locations.

Approximate total
number reached
per year.

Cymnasium (yes

or no),

Approximate number
immigrant children
reached per year
(give by foreign lan-
guage groups, il possi-
ble).

Remarks: Legislation upon which the work rests, appropriations,

cooperation with schools, etc., scope of the work.

12. ('ommunity centers affiliated with the school system and reaching im

migrants :

Xames and locations.

Approximate total number

reached per year.

Approximate number immi

grants reached per year (givo by foreign language groups,

il possible).

Remarks: State what funds are available for this work; legisla

tion upon which it depends. What basis of cooperation is there

between the schools and community centers, etc.? 13. Health and other welfare work carried on in public schools:

Give summary of the health work that is being carried on in the schools; names and addresses of the schools affected and of the organizations which are cooperating. To what approximate extent does this work reach the immigrant ?

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR RACIAL LEADERS.

1. What is the estimated number of people speaking the language in

_? 2. Of the above, approximately what is the number of foreign born.-- ? Approximately what is the number of foreigu parentage

----? Can you give estimate of number unable to speak English (not counting children)

_? 3. How many segregated districts of your people in

? Outline if possible on map. Describe each district as to number speaking the

tongue; number and names of churches; number and names of parochial schools; number and names of public schools; number and kind of business establishments, etc.

Remarks and recommendations:

4. Public schools with any considerable number of children of your people attending:

Names and addresses of schools.

Remarks and recommendations:

5. Public school classes, evening and day, for immigrants above regular school age, attended to any extent by your people?

Names and addresses of schools.

Names and addresses of schools.

Approximate number of children of your people attending.

Remarks and suggestions:

Have you any criticism or suggestions to offer regarding these schools? Are they teaching your people the things most needed by them and in which they are most interested? Are the methods of teaching in these schools really adapted to the needs, interests, and understanding of your people? Would teachers who could speak both English and be preferable, in your opinion, to the majority of those studying English? Do these classes hold their pupils; if not, why not? Give approximate statement of extent to which your people are attending classes other than English.

Names and addresses of schools.

6. Private day schools (parochial, etc.) with any considerable number of children of your people attending:

Number of classes for immi-
grants.

Names and
addresses.

Remarks and suggestions:

7. Private-school classes (parochial, etc.), evening and day, for immigrants above school age attended to any extent by your people:

Maintained by.

Number of your people attending.

Approximate number of children of your people attending.

Number of immigrant classes
per school.

Days and
hours

open.

Remarks and suggestions:

List also names and addresses of men giving private lessons to individuals or groups. Give approximate statement of extent to which your people attend classes other than English.

8. Libraries patronized to any extent by your people:

Est. number

of your peo-
ple who are
patrons.

Number of your people at tending.

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Remarks and suggestions:

Are the foreign-language books owned by your people's organizations circulated anywhere near the extent to which they reasonably might be expected to circulate?

9. Reading rooms patronized to any extent by your people:

Names and addresses of Maintained reading rooms.

by.

Estimated number your people who are patrons.

Remarks and suggestions:

10. Foreign-language newspapers circulated to any extent among your people:

Names and addresses.

General nature.

Approximate circulation.

11. Churches attended to any extent by your people:

Remarks and suggestions:

Give also native American newspapers circulated to any extent among your people. (NOTE. Complete lists of foreign-language newspapers and addresses can be secured from the "Ayer Newspaper Aunual.") Have your newspapers been used to any extent for purposes of publicity among foreign born?

Names and addresses.

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Remarks:

12. Organizations of your people:

Names and addresses.

Number for. eign-language papers in each.

Number English papers.

(b) Community centers.

(c) Legal-aid societies.

Approximate membership.

(d) Information bureaus.

(e) Housing committees.

Approximate membership or at least number of churchgoers of your people.

Remarks and suggestions: If possible, give general nature of the more important organizations.

13. Organizations other than your own reaching your people to any extent: (Names and addresses and approximate number of your people reached by each.)

(a) Fraternal social, and gymnastic organizations (Elks, Odd Fellows, Knights of Columbus, Y. M. C. A., Y. W. C. A., etc.); also political clubs.

Affiliations.

(f) Charity organizations.

(g) Health agencies (visiting-nurse organizations, free dispensaries, childwelfare organizations, health-inspection bureaus, etc.).

Remarks and recommendations:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO CLERGYMEN.

1. Name and address of your church 2. Approximately, how many people of foreign birth or of foreign parentage have you in your parish?

Give a rough estimate of the number (1) foreign born

(2) of foreign parentage

8. What foreign-language groups are represented in your parislı? Approxi

mate number of each 4. What is the estimated number of people speaking the language in

? Of these, what is the approximate number foreign born?

Approximate number of foreign parentage? 5. What are their chief occupations? 6. What are some of their chief characteristics? 7. How many segregated districts of

speaking people in ? Outline, if possible, on map. Describe each district as to number speaking the

tongue, number and names of churches, number and names of parochial schools, number and kinds of business establishments, etc.

Other remarks and suggestions. 8. Have you a parochial day school connected with your church? How many children of

parents attend? If any others, give racial group and number. How many teachers?

Other remarks and suggestions.

Give names and addresses of other parochial schools attended to any extent by children of

parents. If possible, give the approximate number of these children attending each, mentioning also the

approximate total number of pupils attending each of these schools. 9. Have you an evening school for immigrants?

How many

speaking immigrants attend? Number of classes?

Days and hours per week? Hours per year? 10. Libraries patronized to any extent by

speaking people?

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Remarks and suggestions: Are the foreign-language books in the various libraries of

(or of your district) circulated anywhere near the extent to which they reasonably

might be expected to circulate? 11. Reading rooms patronized to any extent by

speaking people?

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