Date of Award
Master of Science
Science in Educational Administration
This problem originated from the laws enacted by the legislature of Texas to consolidate the schools of Texas. This consolidation move has brought about improvements along with some disadvantages.
The writer has collected a great deal of information through personal interviews from authoritative sources which he has recognized in his acknowledgements. Because of the increased importance of consolidation in Matagorda County, he has attempted to analyze the system and discuss an efficient plan whereby consolidation has affected educational instruction, offering more advantages than disadvantages on behalf of the youth residents of the rural areas.
This study is limited to the consolidation of the following nine schools: (1) Boldin, (2) VanVleck, (3) Allenhurst, (4) Hudgin, (5) Cedar Lane, (6) Live Oak, (7) Cedar Lake, (8) Sargent, and (9) Ashwood.
The data was collected from the writer's memoirs of his twenty-five years of service in the county as a pioneer in the consolidation movement, by means of personal interviews with other administrators and officials, and by use of the samples of students from the Ashwood School.
J. L. Brown
Juanita F. Curtis
Herman T. Jones
Prairie View A&M College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Stevens, E. R. (1953). How Consolidation of Colored Schools in Matagorda County has Affected Educational Instruction. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/798