Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Lee Jones, Gordon Wilson, Finley Grise

Degree Program

School of Teacher Education

Degree Type

Master of Arts


In this study the records examined showed that the per capita cost of instruction in the one-room and the two-room schools varied from three to six times that of the larger schools. The one-room school is the most expensive means of education, yet it offers far fewer advantages and opportunities. The decline in the number of these schools has been in progress for a number of years. This has been true in the rural sections that have a larger number of improved roads. The lack of sufficient roads has seemed to be the greatest obstacle in the consolidation of schools. Yet we find in some sections, where conditions seem favorable for consolidation, a reluctance on the part of rural communities to see the traditional one-room school disappear. This condition will gradually decline as the people of the community become more enlightened in regard to the school situation.


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