ERIC Number: ED239824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Rural One-Room Schools of Mid-America. Revised.
Swanson, Leslie C.
The book takes a nostalgic look at one-room schools in the United States Midwest, especially in Illinois, and traces their history from about 1825 to the present. Three chapters present the development of the one-room school from 1825 to the Civil War, from after the Civil War to around 1920, and from 1920 through the Depression and the Second World War to the present. The chapters present information about rural educational equipment, teachers and students, disciplinary measures, annual activities, daily routines, curricula, school buildings of various types, and enrollments. They also include information about various commonly used text books, including the famed McGuffey's Readers. The chapters describe the effect of the consolidation movement on one-room schools and school houses, noting how few remain in the Midwest. Various school building restoration projects are also described. A final chapter presents anecdotes and legends about one-room schools. The book is illustrated with black and white photographs. (SB)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Discipline, Educational Environment, Educational Equipment, Educational History, Enrollment, Legends, One Teacher Schools, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Small Schools, Teacher Characteristics, Teachers, Textbooks, United States History
Leslie C. Swanson, P.O. Box 334-RS, Moline, IL 61265 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Illinois; McGuffey Readers; McGuffey (William); Restoration; United States (Midwest)