By Glenn P. Lauzon
Do county gala's and farmers’ institutions have something to do with civic schooling? Drawing insights from debates on the time of the “founding” of the historical past of schooling as a department of recent scholarship, this writer asserts that they do. utilizing the lifetime of county festivals, farmers’ institutions, and farmers’ institutes as its important thread, this booklet explores how famous town-dwellers and major farmers attempted to exploit agricultural development to develop cities and to form civic sensibilities within the rural Midwest. selling financial improvement was once the key situation, however the efforts taught farmers a lot approximately their “place” as “good electorate” of industrializing groups. As such, this learn yields insights into how rural humans of the 19th century got here to just accept the fitting that “town” and “country” have been interdependent elements of a similar neighborhood. In doing so, it reminds educators and historians that a lot schooling and studying – fairly of the civic style – occurs past the schoolhouse.
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Civic Learning through Agricultural Improvement (Studies in the History of Education) by Glenn P. Lauzon