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Title

One-Room School Heroes: The Feminization of Rural Schools

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Keywords

Rural schools--Iowa--History; Women teachers--Iowa--History;

Abstract

The history of education is a central aspect of Iowa’s past, but rural schools and their teachers are often overlooked. This essay examines some of the reasons schools and communities had difficulties in keeping teachers prior to school consolidation in the mid-twentieth century.

Start Date

6-4-2016 3:15 PM

End Date

6-4-2016 3:35 PM

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Leisl Carr-Childers

Department

Department of History

Comments

Location: Presidential Room, Maucker Union

Embargo Date

4-6-2016

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Apr 6th, 3:15 PM Apr 6th, 3:35 PM

One-Room School Heroes: The Feminization of Rural Schools

The history of education is a central aspect of Iowa’s past, but rural schools and their teachers are often overlooked. This essay examines some of the reasons schools and communities had difficulties in keeping teachers prior to school consolidation in the mid-twentieth century.