Kingdom Come School

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Directed by: Dianna Ott
1973
Running Time: 22:00
Color

The Kindgom Come School follows teacher Harding Ison and his twenty-two students as they work, study, and play together during a typical day at the last one-room schoolhouse in Letcher County. Students are seen doing cross-age tutoring, fixing lunch, working at the chalkboard, and receiving one-on-one instruction from the teacher. Ison’s views on the value of one-room schools are contrasted with the county school superintendent’s rationale for further consolidation.

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“It shows that there is more to education than new shiny buildings with indoor plumbing. This film captures the spirit of a true community school and a dedicated teacher.” –Mike Mullins, Director, Hindman Settlement School

“Showing this film practically guarantees enthusiastic discussion; education planners and curriculum specialists, as well as classroom teachers, will be challenged by it.” –Childhood Education

“No stronger case can be made for resisting overcentralization and mechanization of the schools.” –Herb Kohl, author, The Open Classroom

Screenings & Festivals

Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

Janus Theater, Washington, D.C.

Kentucky Educational Television

West Virginia Conference on Alternative Education

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Directed by: Dianna Ott
1973
Running Time: 22:00
Color

The Kindgom Come School follows teacher Harding Ison and his twenty-two students as they work, study, and play together during a typical day at the last one-room schoolhouse in Letcher County. Students are seen doing cross-age tutoring, fixing lunch, working at the chalkboard, and receiving one-on-one instruction from the teacher. Ison’s views on the value of one-room schools are contrasted with the county school superintendent’s rationale for further consolidation.

Reviews

“It shows that there is more to education than new shiny buildings with indoor plumbing. This film captures the spirit of a true community school and a dedicated teacher.” –Mike Mullins, Director, Hindman Settlement School

“Showing this film practically guarantees enthusiastic discussion; education planners and curriculum specialists, as well as classroom teachers, will be challenged by it.” –Childhood Education

“No stronger case can be made for resisting overcentralization and mechanization of the schools.” –Herb Kohl, author, The Open Classroom

Screenings & Festivals

Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

Janus Theater, Washington, D.C.

Kentucky Educational Television

West Virginia Conference on Alternative Education

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