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Author Baldwin, Yvonne Honeycutt
Title Cora Wilson Stewart and Kentucky's Moonlight Schools : Fighting for Literacy in America
Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2006
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Note Front cover -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1. The Making of a Reformer -- 2. The Moonlight Campaign -- 3. Moonlight Schools and Pregressivism -- 4. Nationalizing the Illiteracy Campaign -- Photo insert -- 5. The National Crusade against Illiteracy -- 6. A New Vision -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Cora Wilson Stewart (1875--1958) was an elementary school teacher and county school superintendent in eastern Kentucky who, in the fall of 1911, decided to open the classrooms in her district to adult pupils. Convinced that education could eliminate the poverty that plagued the region, she founded the Moonlight School movement, ultimately designed to combat illiteracy. The movement's motto, "Each one teach one," characterized education as the responsibility of every literate citizen. Stewart's Moonlight Schools caught on quickly, and when the state legislature created the Kentucky Illiteracy Commission in 1914, they were operating throughout Kentucky as well as in other states. Cora Wilson Stewart and Kentucky's Moonlight Schools examines these institutions and analyzes Stewart's role in shaping education at both the state and national level. Yvonne Honeycutt Baldwin offers a discourse on the problem of illiteracy, which, despite the efforts of Stewart and many who followed in her footsteps, continues to afflict the nation
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Baldwin, Yvonne Honeycutt Cora Wilson Stewart and Kentucky's Moonlight Schools : Fighting for Literacy in America Lexington : University Press of Kentucky,c2006 9780813123783
Subject Stewart, Cora Wilson, -- 1875-1958.;Educators -- Kentucky -- Biography.;Literacy -- Kentucky -- History -- 20th century.;Adult education -- Kentucky -- History -- 20th century
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Alt Author Baldwin, Yvonne Honeycutt Honeycutt
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