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Document Type

Research

Abstract

Every community, rural and urban alike, faces the problem of providing for the development of its children, youth, and adults. In providing for the school environment in rural communities two general plans have been adopted. One plan is based on the traditional, small, usually one-room school; the other on a consolidation of many districts into one large unit. It is generally assumed in professional circles that the consolidated school is the superior of the two environments. In spite of this the growth of consolidation has proceeded slowly. Furthermore there appears in the mind of many tax-payers and parents the contrary assumption that "the little Red School House" has unique values in human development, that consolidation may be a mistake and that it isn't worth the cost. Just what these values are has never been clearly demonstrated.

Publication Date

1945

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

52

Issue

1

First Page

249

Last Page

251

Copyright

© Copyright 1945 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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