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ERIC Number: ED243192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Pages: 418
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Innovation and Change in American Education. Kensington Revisited: A Fifteen Year Follow-Up of an Innovative Elementary School and Its Faculty. Volume III--Community and School: Patterns of Development and Annals of Change. Final Report.
Prunty, John J.; And Others
This third volume of a six-volume study of a school district code-named "Milford" shifts attention to the Kensington School itself. To explain the "profound changes" this "once innovative school" went through, the authors begin with such wider topics as demography, neighborhoods, and political jurisdiction. Chapter 1 traces Milford's "Native American Heritage," from the prehistoric period through the "infiltration" of white explorers, missionaries, and traders. The portrait of Milford's first settlers in chapter 2 focuses on one "Elias Chester" and slavery on the Chester estate. In chapter 3, the authors describe Milford's development from 1845 to 1865 and on through the post-Civil War period of the Reconstruction. Following chapter 4's depiction of "The Twilight of Pastoral Milford" from 1879 to 1902 and the beginnings of modern Milford brought about by the first wave of suburbanization, chapter 5 covers Milford's "Bust to Boom" years. Chapter 6, "The Transformation of Milford," is divided into the "innovative" years (1964-65), the "golden" years (1966-72), and "Changing Neighborhoods and Changing Schools: 1973 to 1980." The study concludes with an epilogue. In order to protect the anonymity of the school district studied in such detail, pseudonyms have been used for all place names (school, school district, city, county, state) and personal names (school superintendents, school board members, teachers, students) appearing in the various volumes of this set. (JBM)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO. Graduate Inst. of Education.
Note: For other volumes in this set, see EA 016 683-687. For previous related documents, see ED 225 228-231.