The Resource Comparison of private versus public education in Rockingham County, Virginia, Part of an oral history project, Andrea Smith

Comparison of private versus public education in Rockingham County, Virginia, Part of an oral history project, Andrea Smith

Label
Comparison of private versus public education in Rockingham County, Virginia, Part of an oral history project
Title
Comparison of private versus public education in Rockingham County, Virginia
Title part
Part of an oral history project
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Smith
Title variation
  • Private versus public education in Rockingham County, Va. oral history project
  • Comparison of private versus public education in Rockingham County, Va., an oral history project
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This monograph provides a short history of education in the state of Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, and in particular, Rockingham County, Va. Compares and contrasts the types of education available for affluent and less affluent families, in the form of private and public education. Reviews how private education began through tutoring and academies and quotes from the writings of Major R. Grattan (d. 1849), of Rockingham County. Briefly records the history of public education, beginning with Thomas Jefferson and including the efforts of Henry Ruffner who first proposed a state-wide public school system based on districts (1845; similar plan adopted in 1870). Mentions education of Afro-Americans and segregation. Records school figures (buildings, numbers of students), various rules of attendance and typical curricula for the five districts of Rockingham County beginning in the 1870s through the 1950s. Compares education in urban and rural settings with mention of types of school buildings (including the use of one-room schools), and changes towards consolidation
  • Accompanies interviews of two ladies and their reminiscences of educational opportunities growing up during the 1920s, one as a member of a prominent family and the other who later became a school teacher and supervisor in the Rockingham County school system. The project summary, based on the interviews, determined that while private education was viewed as being more favorable than public education, they were in many ways comparable
Cataloging source
VMC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
James Madison University sound archives
Series volume
no. 12-1.
Label
Comparison of private versus public education in Rockingham County, Virginia, Part of an oral history project, Andrea Smith
Publication
Note
  • Oral history internship background paper
  • Statement of purpose and Project summary included with paper
  • Forms part of: Comparison of private versus public education in Rockingham County, Va., an oral history project. For ACCESS TO THE COMPLETE COLLECTION including interviews conducted by Andrea Smith, see Special Coll. call number SdArch nos. 12-1 through 12-3. (Tapes only: Special Coll. SdArch no.12-2 for Oral history interview [sound recording] / Margaret Grattan Weaver; and SdArch no.12-3 for Oral history interview [sound recording] / Dorothy Swank)
  • STACK COPY: Background paper, transcripts and accompanying text only. Call no.: LA380.R6 S65 1992
Bibliography note
Bibliography: leaf [16]
Control code
41253699
Dimensions
28 cm. + 2 transcriptions, incl. interview summaries.
Extent
[16] leaves

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