The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

by Sam F. Stack Jr.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813166889
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Series: Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies Series
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Sam F. Stack Jr. is professor of social and cultural foundations at West Virginia University. He is the author of Elsie Ripley Clapp (1879--1965): Her Life and the Community School and coauthor of Teachers, Leaders, and Schools: Essays by John Dewey, which won the 2012 American Educational Studies Critics Choice Award.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Progressive Education and the Depression 9

2 Back to the Land and the Arthurdale School 23

3 Elsie Ripley Clapp and the Community School 43

4 Beginning a Community School 61

5 The Struggle to Survive 87

6 From Community School to Traditional 107

7 The End of a Dream? 127

Acknowledgments 145

Notes 147

Bibliography 181

Index 193

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