ERIC Number: ED211272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May-2
Reference Count: 0
The Legacy of Utah's Country Schools, 1847-1896. Country School Legacy: Humanities on the Frontier.
Birkinshaw, Scott B.
This section of the Country School Legacy: Humanities on the Frontier Project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and sponsored by the Mountain Plains Library Association, traces the development of schools in Utah during the Territorial Period (1847-1896). Following a discussion of the influence of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) on the development of Utah schools, the report discusses the early schools with regard to six major subject classifications. "Country Schools as Community Centers" describes the role of school buildings in Utah communities and changes which affected the schools as communities developed. "Country Schools and the Americanization of Ethnic Groups" describes the socializing influence of the Latter-day Saints Church and the attempts by other denominations to "Christianize" and "Americanize" the Mormons through establishment of denominational schools. "Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic and Recitation" describes the teaching methods used in Utah schools during the territorial period. "Teachers: their Roles, Rules and Restrictions" describes the selection of teachers and the educational and moral qualifications required. "Country Schools as Historic Sites" describes the development of school buildings during the period. "Country Schools Today" describes the destruction of the old school buildings and modern accounts of Utah's educational history. (CM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Community Schools, Cultural Background, Curriculum, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Historic Sites, One Teacher Schools, Religious Cultural Groups, Religious Factors, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Buildings, School Community Relationship, Small Schools, Social History, State History, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Textbooks
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mountain Plains Library Association, Silt, CO. Country School Legacy Project.
Identifiers: Country School Legacy Project; Deseret Alphabet; Mormons; Utah
Note: For related documents, see RC 013 047-058 and RC 013 070-084.