ERIC Number: ED392561
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1915
Rural Life and the Rural School.
Published in 1915, this book addresses issues and problems of rural life and rural schooling during the early 1900s. Chapters cover: (1) a description of rural life and the role of rural schooling; (2) the rural-to-urban migration trend and resulting effects on rural schools; (3) the real and the ideal rural school; (4) industrial progress and educational improvement; (5) problems of rural schooling, including the need for higher standards, accessible teacher education programs, and higher teacher compensation; (6) consolidation of rural schools; (7) the importance of competent rural teachers; (8) the relationship between strong teacher personalities, a high standard of qualifications, and a higher teacher salary, and the need for more men in the teaching profession; (9) the rural school curriculum; (10) the rural schools' role as the social center of the community; (11) rural school supervision and the role of superintendents; (12) rural leadership and cooperation; (13) the farmer and his home; (14) the rural renaissance; and (15) the advantages of rural life and how rural schools can contribute to this life. Contains a bibliography and an index. (LP)
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Industrialization, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Rural to Urban Migration, School Role, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Xerox copy of original book, reproduced two pages per landscape pages. This book is cited by Mary Phillips Manke in her article "The Rural Teacher in the Early 1900's" (EJ 478 228) as a classic of rural education literature; see also RC 020 215-218, 435, 451-452, 470.