ERIC Number: ED170090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Mountain Children: Towards a Foundation of Understanding.
Mielke, David N., Ed.
The collection of 31 articles about Appalachian history, culture, customs, and education by people from a variety of backgrounds is intended to facilitate understanding of the special needs of Appalachian students by teachers and school administrators. Designed to address the problems faced in 16 specific counties in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina, the selections are generally relevant to the region as a whole. The articles in the book are attempts to sensitize educators to the historical, social, and economic conditions of Southern Appalachia, as well as to acquaint them with the area's language, values, family life, religion, and music. There are discussions of Appalachian women, blacks, and urban migration. Some articles examine the exploitation of Southern Appalachia by outside interests and the distortion of the region by the national media. Regional people who have critically examined Appalachian schools present their educational views. A briefly annotated bibliography lists books, periodicals, and films which could form the core of an Appalachian studies collection in a school library. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Area Studies, Attitudes, Blacks, Demography, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Studies, Family Life, Females, Music, Regional Characteristics, Regional Dialects, Religion, Rural Education, Rural to Urban Migration, Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Values
Appalachian Consortium Press, 202 Appalachian Street, Boone, North Carolina 28607 (LC 77-18344; $5.95)
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Appalachian State Univ., Boone, NC.; Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Consortium, Inc., Boone, NC.
Identifiers: Appalachia (South); North Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia
Note: Not available in hardcopy due to publisher's request ; Small print marginally legible