Change and conservation : portraits of two schools

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Collette W. Deviney (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site:
Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine change and conservation in two elementary schools—one in the 1950s and one in the 1980s. The research addressed the question: Was too much changed, too little conserved? The study was based on a series of interviews with the principal, staff, students, and community of both schools. The interviews centered on eight broad-based questions which encompassed such areas as leadership role, curriculum design, philosophy, materials, facilities, staff, community, and perceptions of each subject regarding change and conservation. The most significant factor in the selection of these two schools was the desire of the researcher to study two related schools which represented two eras in time. As the interviews were conducted and the portraits collected, issues regarding change and conservation began to emerge. Based on the study of the two individual schools, the researcher was able to determine twenty-eight significant changes. The educational philosophy remained somewhat the same however.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1988
Elementary schools $z North Carolina $z Rutherford County $x History
Elementary schools $z North Carolina $z Cleveland County $x History

Email this document to