ERIC Number: ED347004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1945
Reference Count: N/A
The White House Conference on Rural Education (Washington, D.C., October 3-5, 1944).
National Education Association, Washington, DC.
This booklet contains the proceedings of a 1944 conference on rural education held in the White House with Mrs. Roosevelt participating. The conference prepared a Charter of Education for Rural Children, which opens the booklet, containing 10 educational rights of the rural child. Speakers addressed the background of the conference, the makeup of the rural population, the situation of rural schools in America, problems confronting the rural community, and the need for rural educational opportunities. Speakers discussed the need to build communities through education and the relationship of child and community in rural areas. The Children's Bureau advocated federal aid for elementary and secondary education. The booklet includes a panel discussion on building rural schools and communities. Committees provided final reports on the needs of rural children, education for community living, the scope of the school program, problems of professional personnel for rural education, the organization and administration of rural education, rural educational plant and equipment, minority and special groups, and paying for rural education. The booklet also contains the text of a forum discussion on education for a better rural life. This document contains 127 references. (DHP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC.