A study of the after school activities of children in a textile community

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Blanche Margaret Westmoreland (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Franklin McNutt

Abstract: One of the most promising movements in the educational world today is the tendency toward making wider use of the school plant. School buildings and equipment are paid for and owned by the public. The school building thus becomes the most fitting place for a democratic community social center for the after-school hours of children. It serves not one interest, but all interests. Education of taste must begin at home, and be continued in the school and community life if it is to reach more than the dreamer and the genius. Children must be trained to engage in the purely social affairs of the community. The school should be a center for general community enterprises. Public meetings for civic betterment purposes, for political discussions, or meetings of social or cultural organizations may well be held in school buildings under proper restrictions. These may include picture shows, sewing or social clubs, civic discussions and debates, gymnastic or athletic classes; in fact, provision can be made for any form of amusements or cultural meetings.

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Language: English
Date: 1950
Student activities
Textile industry $x Social aspects

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