ERIC Number: ED211244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-17
Reference Count: N/A
Country School Legacy: Humanities on the Frontier. Instructions to Staff Members Prior to Beginning Research.
Mountain Plains Library Association, Silt, CO. Country School Legacy Project.
The document presents organizational details of the 18-month Country School Legacy Project (June 1980-December 1981) to begin an on-going inquiry into the history of rural education and current public policies which affect country schools and which will result in greater public use of library facilities and historical collections in public, academic, and special libraries in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. Contents include: proposal application highlights; background objectives; project schedule; staff names, titles, and addresses; and implementation phases. Phase I focuses on notification of all participants, final strategy planning, and initiating an extensive publicity campaign. Phase II involves gathering documentation on the topics of: country schools as historic sites; country schools as community centers; country schools and the Americanization of ethnic groups; reading, writing, 'rithmetic, and recitation; teachers: their roles, rules, and restrictions; and country schools today. Phase III concentrates on completion of oral histories and production of booklets, brochures, discussion guides, slide-tape shows, and a movie to create a traveling exhibit for each state. The project culminates in Phase IV with the presentation of the project's efforts in the form of public programming and discussion-seminars at the 188 participating libraries. (NEC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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 - Location: Colorado; Kansas; Nebraska; Nevada; North Dakota; South Dakota; Utah; Wyoming