New PDF release: Americas Country Schools

By Andrew Gulliford

ISBN-10: 0585032351

ISBN-13: 9780585032351

ISBN-10: 0870814222

ISBN-13: 9780870814228

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Although education was far from standardized and teaching methods differed widely, the consensus was that teachers who spared the rod would spoil the child. Children from poor families, on the other hand, were encouraged from an early age to make their own way in life. Opportunities for them to learn to read or write were haphazard or nonexistent. Teachers in colonial schools taught reading, writing and arithmetic only as secondary elements; the primary focus was on Scripture, biblical teachings and rudimentary Latin.

Box 849 Niwot, Colorado 80544 (303) 530-5337 The University Press of Colorado is a cooperative publishing enterprise supported, in part, by Adams State College, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Mesa State College, Metropolitan State College of Denver, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, University of Southern Colorado, and Western State College of Colorado. Originally published by The Preservation Press, National Trust for Historic Preservation Dedicated to all those pioneer schoolteachers who taught in one-room schools and made do with so little, to Esma Lewis, who came into the West when the country was young and taught three generations of Colorado children, and to Jesse Stuart (1906-84) who believed in the spirit of the one-room schoolhouse Copyright © 1984 © 1991 © 1996 Andrew Gulliford.

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