Type of Document Dissertation Author Melton, David Glenn Author's Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org URN etd-021799-082322 Title A History of Manassas Park City Schools Degree Doctor of Education Department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Carlton, Patrick W. Committee Co-Chair Richards, Robert R. Committee Co-Chair Earthman, Glen I. Committee Member Salmon, Richard G. Committee Member Upperman, James E. Committee Member Keywords
- School History
- Public Schools
Date of Defense 1998-11-20 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe purpose of this study was to document the history of the development of the Manassas Park City School system. This study utilized historical research methods to preserve information that would otherwise be lost.
This was a study of local school history. It looked at how and why the school division began and how it has changed over time. It provides an understanding of how the school division evolved into its present state. This study examined the political, social and economic history of Manassas Park City Schools and the forces which influenced and shaped the school division. The study concentrated on political leaders, the residents who lived and worked in the city, and the financial difficulties experienced by the school division.
This study relied on historical research methods to document the history of the school division. Data for the study came from both primary and secondary source materials. Sources included letters, notebooks, memoranda, official papers and documents, reports, official minutes, newspaper articles, letters to the editor and editorials, and pamphlets. A major source for the study was interviews of the key individuals who had first hand information worth preserving.
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