ERIC Number: ED107431
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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Recollections of a One-Room Schoolhouse (An Interview with Marian Brooks).
Dropkin, Ruth, Ed.
In this interview (funded via a Title III Elementary Secondary Education Act grant) the roots of progressive education are revealed as Marian Brooks recounts the beginnings of her teaching career in 1924 at the age of 15 in a one room rural New Hampshire school. The interviewer's questions encompass the: (1) nature of the early teacher preparatory programs; (2) involvement and interaction between the teacher and the community; (3) composition of the community; (4) relationship between the student and the teacher; (5) development of curriculum and curriculum guidelines; (6) models for child development; (7) common educational activities; (8) physical facilities; (9) academic assessment; (10) school district policies; (11) administrative philosophy and procedure; (12) interaction between teachers within the district; (13) salaries; (14) differences between various early educational philosophies; and (15) child centered approach vs the learning centered approach to education. This interview describes an emphasis on child centered, informal learning situations born out of the necessity to facilitate learning in a one room, one teacher school and to utilize integrated grade levels and family and community resources and involvement. (JC)
Descriptors: Activities, Child Development, Community Involvement, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Resources, Facilities, Interviews, One Teacher Schools, Progressive Education, Rural Areas, Small Schools, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Education, United States History
Workshop Center for Open Education, Room 6, Shepard Hall, City College, Convent Ave. and 140th Street, New York, New York 10031 ($2.00)
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Sponsor: Rockefeller Bros. Fund, New York, NY.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Projects to Advance Creativity in Education.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll. Workshop Center for Open Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title III