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Master of Arts (MA)

Legacy Department



Andrew, Rod

Committee Member

Grant , Roger

Committee Member

Grubb , Alan


The history of Greenville High School began in the Progressive Era and was built largely upon the progressive education ideas of that period. The entire history reflects much of the same philosophical underpinnings that brought about the genesis of the school. The ideals of the progressives and especially those of John Dewey, one of the premier progressives, are evident in the community activities, the sports program, the academic curricula, outstanding alumni and faculty, and the struggle for desegregation at GHS. Through an examination of yearbooks, syllabi, newspapers, the Wall of Fame at Greenville High School, and textbooks used at the school one can readily trace the concepts from the earliest proponents to the present.

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