Title: Country life and the country school: a study of the agencies of rural progress and of the social relationship of the school to the country community
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Carney, Mabel, 1885-
Subjects: Schools Rural schools Country life
Publisher: Chicago, Row, Peterson and company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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rly fears, theheartiest support was given from the mothers of the neighbor-hood, and its practical influence soon became noticeable invarious homes. Elementary Rural Sociology in the Country School. Theteacher of this school had another idea along the line of avitalized course of study.This referred to the studyof elementary rural sociol-ogy, or country life con-ditions, in the countryschool. She knew of uni-versities and colleges ofagriculture where studentswere given an opportunityto consider some of thesocial and economic prob-lems confronting Ameri-can farmers today. Thencame the idea of bringing these matters before the older boysand girls of her country school, the majority of whom wouldremain in the home neighborhood and have these very prob-lems to solve. Groping desperately for organization and con-venient reference material, she eventually worked out a sim-plified course based upon the experience of the children thatmight be given in any country school. Such a course will be
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Country School Gardening inMassachusetts 246 COUNTRY LIFE AND THE COUNTRY SCHOOL found an excellent means for developing a higher idealism ofcountry life.1 The suggestions of this narration are but faint glimmer-ings of the light that is soon to fall upon rural education.The country school of the future will reflect the life of thefarm and the needs of the open country, both educational andsocial. It will teach farmers and farm children to live and tolive fully and richly. In procedure, it will no longer put thecart before the horse, but will turn things squarely about andmake agriculture, manual arts, and home science, which arenow regarded as accessories, the very fundamentals of thecurriculum. To these, and to the great question of living well,it will relate all else. Arithmetic, reading, language, and otherconventional subjects will then be seen to grow out of, andspring naturally from this common source of basic need andexperience, and will be understood not as ends in themselves
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