Island Schoolhouse: One Room for All

Island Schoolhouse: One Room for All

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On six remote, windblown Maine islands, the children are still educated in one-room schools. After two mainland one-room schools closed in 2009, these islands maintain the last taxpayer-funded public one-room elementary schools in the state. But despite very small student populations and sometimes shrinking communities, these remaining schools are not slated to close. Consolidation is impractical, a daily commute is usually impossible, island families are determined to keep their communities viable, and all agree that a school is a central part of a stable, year-round community.

You might think that these tiny schools are an anachronism, offering an old-fashioned approach to education. You'd be wrong. They are among the most technologically savvy schools in the state and offer a culturally rich educational experience. The hows and whys will fascinate educators, and the details of island life will interest everyone.

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Author Eva Murray
Publisher Tilbury House
Publication Date 2012
Edition No
Pages 320
ISBN13 9780884483403