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Before the big yellow bus: remembering the one-room schools of Richland County, Illinois

Collection:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center (ACDC)
Contributor:
Scherer, Ron E. (main author), Meckfessel, Yvonne Scherer (author)
Format:
Book
Publication Date:
2015
Published:
USA: Persimmon Grove Publishing, Claremont, Illinois.
Location:
Agricultural Communications Documentation Center, Funk Library, University of Illinois
Subject Term:
education, education effects, education programs, education systems, educators, history, rural communities, schools, teaching, rural community development, rural lifestyle
Notes:
295 pages., Reports the history of 80-plus one-room schools in a southeastern Illinois county, including an examination of an education system that helped both slow and bright students. Identifies teachers at those rural schools and some of the "pupils who learned their lessons well." Traces the demographic shift from farm to city in Richland County.