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ERIC Number: ED016931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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FARM, MILL, AND CLASSROOM, A HISTORY OF TAX SUPPORTED ADULT EDUCATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA TO 1960.
HARDY, NORFLEET
THE AGRARIAN TRADITION, THE BRITISH LEGACY OF ARISTOCRATIC IDEAS, AND THE ENTRENCHMENT OF CONSERVATIVE ATTITUDES FOLLOWING THE CIVIL WAR WERE ALL INHIBITING FACTORS TO EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS IN SOUTH CAROLINA UNTIL, EARLY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, THEY PRECIPITATED THE NEED FOR PUBLICLY SUPPORTED LITERACY TRAINING AND OTHER REMEDIAL PROGRAMS. RECENTLY, AS SOUTH CAROLINA MOVED FROM AN AGRARIAN ECONOMY TO A MORE COMPLEX INDUSTRIAL ECONOMY, SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, POLITICAL, AND GENERAL CULTURAL CHANGES HAVE RESULTED IN PUBLICLY SUPPORTED ADULT EDUCATION IN THE STATE--PUBLIC SCHOOL ADULT EDUCATION (PUBLIC NIGHT SCHOOLS), OPPORTUNITY SCHOOLS (RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTIONS BASED ON THE FOLK SCHOOL), AND UNIVERSITY EXTENSION. FEDERAL AID HAS STIMULATED STATE AND LOCAL SUPPORT FOR ADULT EDUCATION, BUT ITS EMPHASIS ON VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS, BY CREATING A DICHOTOMY BETWEEN GENERAL AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, HAS ALSO HAD A NEGATIVE INFLUENCE. FORCES HINDERING THE GROWTH OF ADULT EDUCATION IN SOUTH CAROLINA ARE THE LOW ECONOMIC STATUS OF THE STATE, THE LACK OF COMPULSORY SCHOOL LAWS, THE MARGINAL STATUS OF ADULT EDUCATION, AND THE TEMPORARY, EMERGENCY NATURE OF FEDERALLY SUPPORTED PROGRAMS. (THIS HEAVILY DOCUMENTED HISTORY INCLUDES TABLES, AN INDEX, AND AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY.) THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE, FOR $6.95, FROM THE COLLEGE OF GENERAL STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, COLUMBIA. 217 PAGES. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Coll. of General Studies.
Identifiers: SOUTH CAROLINA