Publication Date

1995

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Ripley, David B.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership and Educational Policy Studies

LCSH

Harvey, Marie Turner, 1866-1952||Education, Rural--Missouri--History||Educators--Missouri--Biography

Abstract

On October 14, 1912, after intense school board negotiations and community cooperation, Marie Turner Harvey opened the Porter School, a rural school located four miles northwest of Kirksville, Missouri. A pioneer of rural school reform, Mrs. Harvey developed Porter School as a center for social, economic, educational, and community life and growth. Mrs. Harvey transformed the Porter School into a progressive model rural school and community center known world-wide. Marie Turner Harvey was the third woman school executive in St. Louis County and the first one-room rural school teacher to make a speech at a general session of the National Education Association. This thesis is a biographical study designed to draw a portrait of Marie Turner Harvey, her life and educational accomplishments. It establishes a better understanding of her as an individual, and as a pioneer for rural education reform. Also examined were her early life and education, her educational contributions and years at Porter School, and her work and life after Porter until her death on June 28, 1952. There are no previous biographies or other works written which have specifically detailed both Mrs. Harvey's life and educational contributions.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [65]-68)

Extent

v, 68 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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