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dc.contributor.authorWorkman, Sr., Eric R.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:14:38Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:14:38Z
dc.date.issued2012-06-27en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-08012012-091718en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/28484
dc.description.abstractBurke's Garden High School was a small school established in 1915 that was located in a fertile farming community in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. The uniqueness of the geography of the area promoted a communal-based society whose citizens worked together for educational prosperity. This historical study documents the establishment of public education in Virginia, the demand for a public school in Burke's Garden, the establishment, operation, and closing of the school, as well as identifies the two career and technical education programs offered at the school, agricultural and home economics education. The remoteness of the community presented challenges to operating a school. Issues such as maintaining student enrollment numbers as well as qualified teachers required the school system and the community to work with neighboring communities for the benefit of the school and community. The practice of boarding students and teachers was employed to increase the number of students as well as to provide additional support for teachers. Eventually, due to improved transportation methods, construction of a new high school in the neighboring community of Tazewell, Virginia, and the modernization of the farming industry, there were fewer children in Burke's Garden, which led to the closing of the high school in 1960. Burke's Garden High School was one of five high schools operated in Tazewell County Public Schools from 1915 to 1960. Tazewell County, Virginia, has two distinct areas of economic dominance, the mining of coal and the production of agricultural products. Two historical studies of public schools in Tazewell County outline the relationship between specific communities and their schools: A Historic Coal Mining Community and Its School: A Study of Pocahontas High School 1908-1991, by Thomas Brewster (2000) and A Coal Camp and Its Classroom: A Historical Study of a Virginia Coal Camp and Its School 1888-1987, by Terry Mullins (1996). The two schools in these studies were both located in coal mining communities compared to Burke's Garden High School that was located in the agricultural section of Tazewell County.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartWorkman_ER_D_2012.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectBurke's Gardenen_US
dc.subjectAgricultural Educationen_US
dc.subjectHome Economics Educationen_US
dc.subjectCareer and Technical Educationen_US
dc.titleHistorical Study of Burke's Garden High School: 1915 to 1960en_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCareer and Technical Educationen_US
dc.description.degreeEd. D.en_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Educationen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCareer and Technical Educationen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairStewart, Daisy L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBrewster, Thomas M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHillison, John H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberTripp, Norman Wayneen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-08012012-091718/en_US
dc.date.sdate2012-08-01en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-08-10
dc.date.adate2012-08-10en_US


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