COUNTRY SCHOOLHOUSE CONFERENCE:
PRESERVATION, INTERPRETATION AND RECOLLECTIONS OF THE
ONE-ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE EXPERIENCE
JUNE 20-22, 2005
Union College Education Department
We are seeking proposals for presenters at a conference exploring the one–room schoolhouse experience. The objective of this conference is to empower those interested and involved with the preservation of country schools, the interpretation of the people and places involved, and recollections from those who taught and attended. The conference will involve workshops, panel discussions, paper and research presentations, and displays on a wide variety of topics related to country schoolhouses and their legacy. Scholars, educators, historians, museum professionals, and volunteers from diverse locations and backgrounds will share programs, research, and ideas.
Presentations are being sought on topics addressing school architecture and furnishing, authentic interpretation/reenactment, practical oral history techniques and applications, ethnic schools, and changes in curriculum over time. Topics of particular interest are those related to other uses of the buildings, games, and activities on the playground and in the classroom, materials and methods of instruction, teacher preparation and institutes, programs and bees, or any others relevant to the overall mission of the conference.
Those interested in participating as presenters, workshop leaders, panel members, or display creators should send a one-page description to the address below, by March 15, 2005. The following information should be included in the abstract: name, position, institution/affiliation, address, phone, and email address. Applicants will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision by April 1, 2005.
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