Country School Memories

Country School Memories

by Robert L. Leight, Alice Duffy Rinehart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313309191

ISBN-13: 9780313309199

Pub. Date: 03/30/1999

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Small isolated country schools were the major educational institution in rural America for more than two hundred fifty years until they were replaced by consolidated schools by the second half of the twentieth century. Country School Memories uses the techniques of oral history to capture ehe insights of forty-seven individuals who had participated in the

Overview

Small isolated country schools were the major educational institution in rural America for more than two hundred fifty years until they were replaced by consolidated schools by the second half of the twentieth century. Country School Memories uses the techniques of oral history to capture ehe insights of forty-seven individuals who had participated in the one-room school experience as teachers or students during the period from 1900-1955. Beginning with an overview of rural education during the twentieth century, the authors analyze the distinctive pedagogy of rural schoolteachers, the character of the teachers, and the culture of the schools. They discuss the school consolidation movement that ended the reign of one-room schoolhouses and draw conclusions about lessons that can be learned by contemporary educators from old-time schools.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313309199
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/1999
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Education Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1020L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface

The One-Room, One-Teacher School

Seven Oral Histories

Teaching and Learning in the One-Room School

Schoolhouse Memories

Lessons Learned from the One-Room School

Appendix: Persons Interviewed

Bibliography

Index

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