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The Athens Of The West: Education In Nashville, 1780-1860, Timothy Augustus Sweatman Aug 1996

The Athens Of The West: Education In Nashville, 1780-1860, Timothy Augustus Sweatman

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Nashville, Tennessee, is known as the Athens of the South because of its reputation as a center of learning. The city’s commitment to education goes back to the days of its founding as a village on the extreme Western frontier of the United States. In 1785, five years after Nashville was first settled, Davidson Academy, an advanced classical school, was established. At the same time, numerous private schools operated in the Nashville area, providing many of the region’s children with a basic education.

During the first quarter of the nineteenth century Nashville moved closer to becoming a major ...


The Paper Repertoire Of The Students In One Elementary School, Ruby Rufty Aug 1976

The Paper Repertoire Of The Students In One Elementary School, Ruby Rufty

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This collection project is concerned with traditional paper objects made by students in fifteen classes in one elementary school in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Chapter I describes the school and classroom environments and the procedures followed during the collection project. Chapter II differentiates between the play and ornamental items collected, describes the different items and their variants made by the students, and attempts to show what persons (relatives, teachers, other children) or other factors (mass media, the students' environment) affected the paper items made by students. Chapter III statistically evaluates the collected paper items according to the sex, race, and grade ...


The Role Of Newspapers In Russell County School Consolidation, Andrew Norfleet Aug 1962

The Role Of Newspapers In Russell County School Consolidation, Andrew Norfleet

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

There has never been a serious study of any kind made relative to the schools of Russell County. That, perhaps, is the main reason for a hodge-podge of records because no scholar evidently has had a reason for collecting them into a treatise that would give a running, accurate account of what took place here educationally from the time the county was organized in 1825 to the present. This thssis does not attempt to ferret out all the aspects of Russell's schools from that early date until now, but concentrates instead on a rather late happening—consolidation, and the ...


Reorganization Of The Warren County School System, Charles Clemons Aug 1957

Reorganization Of The Warren County School System, Charles Clemons

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

A discussion of how to reorganize the Warren County, Kentucky school system. Includes a description of the Warren County school system in 1957.


A History Of Education In Elkton, Gertrude Lucas Jul 1956

A History Of Education In Elkton, Gertrude Lucas

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In preparing "A History of Education" in Elkton, Kentucky, it seems that considerable progress has been made in the last century. In contacting, what we consider our pioneers today, we find much has been accomplished when we compare the old school with the present day school. During this period of research, most of our older citizens connected with the educational system of Elkton, have been called upon to contribute from the recollections, carefully preserved letters, scraps of manuscripts, printed fragments, memoranda, old histories and our present day educators. Also, citizens once a part of our educational system, now living in ...


Improvement Of Todd County Schools In Action, Virginia Hightower Jul 1953

Improvement Of Todd County Schools In Action, Virginia Hightower

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The object of this survey has been to give an honest, fair and unbiased statement based on the actual conditions in the schools of Todd County, Kentucky. This survey shows the improvements that have been made in the system from July 1, 1934 to the present time. This does not include the Independent Districts of Trenton, Todd County, Kentucky, which is in the southwest section of the county.


A Comparative Study Of Barren County Schools 1938-1950, David Montgomery Jul 1952

A Comparative Study Of Barren County Schools 1938-1950, David Montgomery

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study shows that the school census is dropping rapidly in rural areas. It must be remembered that with the introduction of more labor saving farm machinery and the consolidation of small farms that the end is not in sight.

A greater percentage of children are enrolled in our schools. The percentage of attendance is higher and will continue to slowly improve. As consolidation of small schools progresses, school plants and physical equipment will improve.

Over one-half of the children in average daily attendance are transported. Percentage of enrollment and percentage of attendance are much better in the transported group ...


Jesse Stuart & Education, Mae Dixon Jul 1952

Jesse Stuart & Education, Mae Dixon

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to bring to the attention of the public the educational life and contributions of Jesse Stuart


A History Of Education In Pulaski County, Savannah Anderson Aug 1946

A History Of Education In Pulaski County, Savannah Anderson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The present educational status of Pulaski County has evolved through more than a century of slow progress. The causes back of the goals gained, whether they be natural consequences as in "the winning of the west," or the result of a brilliant stroke of genius on the part of some indomitable leadership, it is not the purpose of this study to determine.

The purpose may be stated thus:

(1) To preserve some rare materials in peril of passing into oblivion, such as primitive reports, given by the first trustees, pioneers of the primeval districts; the first notice issued by the ...


The Development And Growth Of Community Schools In Hopkins County, Compton C. Crowe Aug 1945

The Development And Growth Of Community Schools In Hopkins County, Compton C. Crowe

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

For several years many of the leading educators of the different states and the leading schools of higher education have been studying and advocating the community school idea. There have been many community schools established with various plans and ideas installed. Some are more advanced than others, but all are established with a long time plan in view. Many conferences have been held, and experts have been consultants and co-ordinators, and several visits have been made within the community to see at first hand the workability of school and its affect upon the lives of the children and citizens of ...


A Program Of Improvement For Union County Kentucky Schools, Thomas Fortenbery Aug 1945

A Program Of Improvement For Union County Kentucky Schools, Thomas Fortenbery

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The problem presented in a Program of Improvement for Union County Schools deals primarily with future school buildings. The problem is threefold:

  1. The location of future school buildings must be determined in the light of population trends and economic developments.
  2. The size of the buildings must be determined.
  3. A plan to finance the program must be developed.


A Study Of The Public School System Of Nelson County, Earl Huber Aug 1945

A Study Of The Public School System Of Nelson County, Earl Huber

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Only seven years more than one hundred years ago, 1838, Kentucky’s public school system was established. Few Kentuckians conceived of a state-wide public school system. Many of the citizens were conservative and inclined to look upon a scheme of public education with doubt and disfavor; they were accustomed to the traditional plan of private education. In Nelson County, as in the rest of Kentucky, the early sponsors of public education were confronted with the problem of building sentiment for such a public service. Their task was one of establishing schools. Their chief goal was one of providing a school ...


The First Fifty Years Of School Legislation In Kentucky, Bonnie Cowart Aug 1944

The First Fifty Years Of School Legislation In Kentucky, Bonnie Cowart

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In order to have a clear understanding of the principles and practices of the existing educational set-up in Kentucky, It is necessary for one to have a knowledge of the actual decisions of the courts that have established the educational policies. To gain this knowledge, one must be familiar with the beginnings of the schools and the common school system. To show this period, which might be called the "Pre-Publlc School Era" It has been necessary to make a chronological study of the laws pertaining to education. The laws, as they were approved and passed by the Legislature, have been ...


Kentucky Education In Newspapers 1787-1837, Mrs. C. P. Mcnally Aug 1944

Kentucky Education In Newspapers 1787-1837, Mrs. C. P. Mcnally

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this investigation was to make a study of the beginnings of education in Kentucky, using as the main source of material the old newspapers in our Kentucky Library; and covering the period extending from early pioneer days, through early statehood, the the time when public education for the masses was established.


Kentucky Schools In Fiction, Mariema Rowlison Jun 1944

Kentucky Schools In Fiction, Mariema Rowlison

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

There have been many reports made on education in Kentucky since it became a state, but these factual reports are one-dimensional. They present the known, concrete facts, but do not give the true picture any more than flat drawings of a landscape is a true representation of the beauty and feeling of the landscape itself. In this study of the reflection of the schools of Kentucky in the mirror of fiction I have tried to present the scene in perspective, to give it color and to add the fourth dimension of human character.


The Development Of The English Curriculum At Western Kentucky State Teachers College, Dorthie Hall Aug 1943

The Development Of The English Curriculum At Western Kentucky State Teachers College, Dorthie Hall

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to trace the development of the English curriculum and its related activities at the Western Kentucky State Teachers College. This development is not the product of the years 1906-1943 exclusively, during which time Western Kentucky State Teachers College has been a chartered stated institution, because the school that became Western Kentucky Normal School in 1906 had been growing for some thirty years.


A Study Of The Attitudes & Contributions Of Organized Labor To Education Prior To 1860, H. B. Mcalister Dec 1936

A Study Of The Attitudes & Contributions Of Organized Labor To Education Prior To 1860, H. B. Mcalister

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This study presents a somewhat connected narrative of the attitudes and contributions of organized labor to education prior to 1860. It has a twofold purpose: first, it is concerned with a consideration of the psychological, economic, social and political background which provided and shaped the determining factors of organized labor's earlier educational attitudes and contributions; and second, with an investigation for evidences as to the nature, extent and significance of these attitudes and contributions in evaluating labor's part in establishing our system of free public school education.


A Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration Educational Camp For Unemployed Girls, Mattie Nance Aug 1936

A Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration Educational Camp For Unemployed Girls, Mattie Nance

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Statement of problem - To observe the conditions of the Sulphur Well Camp of the Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration with the aim of seeking answers to the following questions:

  1. What is the history and the purpose of the Kentucky Emergency Relief Administration Educational Camp?
  2. What type of girls compose the camp?
  3. Is it worthwhile for a girl to spend her time and effort for a period of six weeks in such a camp?
  4. What is the correlation between IQ and achievement in class work at camp?
  5. What is the correlation between IQ and English tests given in the camp?
  6. What is ...


A Study Of The Nursery Schools Conducted At Western Kentucky Teachers College In 1934 And 1935, Ethel Barnard Aug 1936

A Study Of The Nursery Schools Conducted At Western Kentucky Teachers College In 1934 And 1935, Ethel Barnard

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

As a result of the recent rapid increase in number of nursery schools in the United States a great deal of interest in nursery education has been evinced. The purpose of this study is to present a descriptive sketch of the nursery schools conducted at Western Kentucky Teachers College in such a manner that some results of the work may be shown.


Reorganization Of Meade County's Schools, Raymond Gibson Jul 1936

Reorganization Of Meade County's Schools, Raymond Gibson

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to deal with the undesirable conditions of the county which could be corrected. Why should there be three high schools in the eastern half of the county and none in the western half of the county? Why should one-room schools exist with an average daily attendance of less than ten when the same school could be consolidated with other schools without causing any child to walk more than two miles? Why should there be 225 children in Meade County eligible for high school who are not attending school at any place? Why should the ...


The Development Of Education In Bowling Green, Kentucky, Lula Dickey Vance Jun 1936

The Development Of Education In Bowling Green, Kentucky, Lula Dickey Vance

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In recent years several articles have been written concerning education in Bowling Green, Kentucky, but the writer has been unable to discover an article that has treated the development of education from the time Bowling Green was established until now. It is the motive of this study to trace the development of education from the time Bowling Green was established until the present time.

Information for this thesis has been obtained from various sources, but the greater part of it has been secured through personal interviews, unpublished manuscripts, scrapbooks and histories.


Benjamin Orr Peers: Educator, Auguston Page Aug 1934

Benjamin Orr Peers: Educator, Auguston Page

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The purpose of this study is to bring to the attention of the public the contributions of Benjamin Orr Peers and to show his influence on the development of our present public school system in Kentucky.

Material, other than secondary, has been scarce and widely scattered. The greater part of the source material was found in the Transylvania Library, Lexington, Kentucky, and in the private collection of Miss Mary O. Gray, Louisville, Kentucky. Some valuable information was obtained in each of the following places: Paris, Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort and Bowling Green.


A Study Of The Public School System Of Todd County, Edwin Hadden Jun 1933

A Study Of The Public School System Of Todd County, Edwin Hadden

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

Statement of Problem - The main problem is an attempt to find how Todd County, as a unit, can best provide for the elementary and secondary education of her 2,650 boys and girls. The aims of the consideration of this problem are five, as follows:

  1. To compare the efficiency of the one-room schools with the central schools, and the central schools with the independent graded school.
  2. To compare teacher results and teacher qualifications.
  3. To discover the needed number of elementary and high school plants.
  4. To discover the needed number of elementary and high school teachers.
  5. To secure a basis for ...


The Attitude Of The Presidents Of The United States Toward Education As Revealed In Their Messages To Congress, Kelsey R. Cummins Jun 1933

The Attitude Of The Presidents Of The United States Toward Education As Revealed In Their Messages To Congress, Kelsey R. Cummins

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This thesis is undertaken with the intention of studying the attitude of the Presidents of the United States toward education as revealed in their messages to Congress. The writer chose this subject because he felt that the messages and speeches reflect their attitude toward education and to some extent at least reflect the national attitude. Since this group has included some of America’s ablest leaders, education may find in their works arguments of great weight.

Since the study was restricted to the messages of Presidents, naturally Richardson’s “Messages and Papers of the Presidents of the Presidents to 1908 ...


Status Of Certificates Issued And Employment Of Certificate Holders At Western Kentucky State Teachers College, James Ashby Aug 1932

Status Of Certificates Issued And Employment Of Certificate Holders At Western Kentucky State Teachers College, James Ashby

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

It is the purpose of this study to determine the supply of certified teachers from Western Kentucky State Teachers College. From data compiled at the institution concerning the number of certificates issued, the number at present in effect, and the employment of the certificate holders, this supply will be ascertained. The study undertakes to answer the following questions:

  1. What has been the nature of certification of teachers in Western Kentucky State Teachers College?
  2. How many teachers certificates issued by the institution are now in effect?
  3. How many of the certificate holders are at present engaged in teaching?
  4. What per cent ...