ERIC Number: ED211276
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Country School Legacy Report for Southern Colorado. Country School Legacy: Humanities on the Frontier.
Dodds, Joanne L.; Dodds, Edwin
In southern Colorado, the Country School Legacy Project, part of an eight-state research effort to locate and preserve information related to country schools, involved visiting and corresponding with 25 counties and conducting 58 oral history interviews. Materials, both factual and anecdotal, assembled into this report from school records, periodicals, published and unpublished memoirs, and oral accounts, reveal rich insights about country school architecture, country schools as community centers, teachers, students, curriculum, school Americanization efforts, education for the Ute Indians, sex education, schools in company towns, and country schools today. Appendices include: an 1883 architect's drawing of a room with single desks for sixty-four scholars, a 1925 teacher's contract, a 1928 application for a $250 teacher education loan from the Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs, questions for the county examination of teachers in 1898, a 1971 teacher evaluation report, 42 sample schedules for one and two teacher schools, instructions for three children's games from a 1937 book (including four pages of instructions for playing marbles), three examples of special program recitations from the 1900 12th Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and a 1879-1880 course of study for Colorado ungraded schools. (NEC)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Education, American Indians, Community Centers, Community Schools, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences, Curriculum, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Historic Sites, One Teacher Schools, Oral History, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Buildings, School Community Relationship, School Construction, Sex Education, Small Schools, State History, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
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