Educational Resources Of Village And Rural Communities

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byJoseph Kinmont Hart

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1913 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI COMMUNITY ACTIVITY IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF EDUCATION The Rising Movement of the Consolidation of Rural Schools.--The rapidly exfoliating civilization of the past half century has led to general social and economic readjustments. Although the tendency has been more and more to place social institutions upon a basis of scientific adjustments and relations, to discover new relations, and to create new social values in these readjustments, the rural school has been overlooked. The neglect which it has suffered was partly due to its isolation, and partly to a statesmanship which had strangely and mistakenly regarded the country school as a purely local institution, failing to see that the country school owes certain responsibilities to the State, and that its place as a country-life institution is not merely incidental, but fundamental. So it happened that at the beginning of the twentieth century the rural school was practically still in the early nineteenth century. Here and there, in widely separated localities, farmers had begun to look with disfavor upon the then existing country schools. They entertained ideals which the small school did not entirely fill. Thousands of these schools were absolutely static, as other thousands are at this moment; other thousands were slowly losing ground and found themselves with dwindling attendance, lacking in supervision, with small enthusiasm, poor equipments, and with underpaid and at times inferior teachers. Long even before the farmers had taken active steps, progressive educators had advocated large educational units for country districts. Caleb Mills, the State School Superintendent of Indiana, as early as 1859, advocated the formation of large undivided districts and consolidation of small districts be...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1913 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI COMMUNITY ACTIVITY IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF EDUCATION The Rising Movement of the Consolidation of Rural Schools.--Th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021771031X

ISBN - 13:9780217710312

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