ERIC Number: ED369713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The History of Education in North Carolina.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
A brief history of education in the state of North Carolina provides a look at public schools and the individuals who were most instrumental in their development. Chapter 1 focuses on the colonial period when education for the majority of North Carolina students was almost non-existent. Chapter 2 covers the State Constitution adopted in 1776 that included a provision for education but no funding and created citizen dissatisfaction with the educational process. Chapter 3 discusses the Education Act of 1839 and the expansion and progress created for North Carolina public schools. The topic of chapter 4 is the new State Constitution of 1868 that provided for free education for children and the establishment of teacher training institutes. Chapter 5 presents Governor Charles B. Aycock's impact on universal public education in the early 20th century. Chapter 6 explains the halt to progress and prosperity with the Great Depression. As a result of the Great Depression, the School Machinery Act established the county as the basic governmental unit for operating public schools. Chapter 7 discusses the middle years of the 20th century and the impact of the civil rights movement. Chapter 8 describes the modern era expansion and improvement of educational programs. The final chapter summarizes educational reform in the latter part of the 1980s and early 1990s. A timeline of important individuals, decisions, and events in North Carolina history juxtaposes the chapter text. A chronology highlights major events in the history of public school education in North Carolina. (CK)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Demand, Educational Development, Educational Economics, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Financial Policy, Foundations of Education, Government School Relationship, Politics of Education, Role of Education, Systems Development
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina