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Establishing a National Rural Education Research Agenda and Data Base [microform] / Bonnie Jean McGregor
Bib ID 5473793
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
McGregor, Bonnie Jean
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
17 p. 

In a national effort to derive an empirical data base for establishing rural education research priorities, 273 general educators and 188 special educators representing public schools (180), colleges/universities (137), and other agencies (137) ranked 46 specific research questions clustered around the issues of rural school effectiveness, delivery of services, governance and finance, staff training needs (technology as a resource), personnel recruitment/retention, rural versus nonrural, and quality graduates. When themes were ranked according to general importance to the field, rural school effectiveness, curriculum development needs, and inservice training were ranked highest, while federal and state policies and legal procedure, characteristics of rural/nonrural students, and alternate funding systems were ranked lowest. When themes were ranked by personal research interests, curriculum development ranked first, with no theme changing more than two positions except service delivery, which dropped from sixth to ninth, and personnel recruitment, which went from eighth to fifth. The empirical clusters and topical areas were used to establish a national rural data base which currently contains five data bases: National Rural Education Research Consortium member profiles; members' research skills; members' research interests; conference participants; and profiles of potential research subjects (schools, communities, counties). (NEC)


ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, San Francisco, CA, April 16-20, 1986).


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Curriculum Development.  |  Databases.  |  Delivery Systems.  |  Educational Attitudes.  |  Educational Finance.  |  Educational Research.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Higher Education.  |  Inservice Teacher Education.  |  Research Needs.  |  Rural Education.  |  Rural Urban Differences.  |  School Effectiveness.  |  Teachers.  |  National Rural Education Research Consortium
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Speeches/Meeting Papers.
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