ERIC Number: ED328375
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1930-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Education in the South. Bulletin of the Department of Rural Education.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Rural Education.
This collection of essays offers a picture of rural education in the American South in 1930. It opens with demographic data describing child-labor practices as a barrier to education. The following topics are discussed: (1) the achievements of Southern educators in the areas of school consolidation, funding, literacy, and black education; (2) ways of funding rural local school systems, and the issue of equitable funding distribution in Alabama; (3) instructional supervision in Southern rural schools, including supervision systems in Maryland, Alabama, and North Carolina; (4) adult education in South Carolina and the status of black education in the South; (5) the history of black education in the South with some contemporary demographic data and examples of milestone black education movements, which had generated slow progress; (6) the educational needs of farm residents, including vocational instruction and economic education in rural areas; (7) the economic, social, and cultural poverty of rural mountain regions and some attempts to form cooperative schools for mountain adults and youth; and (8) ways Southern educators might widen contacts and better establish the South in the "national order." The book calls for a revamping of standards, a new respect for ideas, and a deepened sense of educational cooperation. (TES)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Rural Education.