National Library of Australia

You must be logged in to Tag Records
The Changing Context of Education in a Rural Setting. Occasional Paper 26 [microform] / E. Robert Stephens
Bib ID 5504179
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Stephens, E. Robert
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1988 
103 p. 
Summary

This paper examines trends that are currently reshaping rural America and rural education. It reviews the debate about how best to improve rural school districts, suggesting that what is needed is a better understanding of the changing context in which this country's public school enterprise is taking place. The paper begins by reviewing the work on several recent typologies of nonmetropolitan America which establish the nature of diversity there. This is followed by consideration of the equally important concept that rural schools differ among themselves, as indicated by early results of promising research. In the third section, a synthesis is provided of the major economic, social and political developments impacting rural America that appear to have the most significance for school improvement programs. Next, the paper provides a synthesis of the "first round" of education reform and a review of what is being suggested as the most meaningful direction for the next generation of reform. The emphasis in both instances, however, is on the seldom considered consequences of reform on small, rural school districts; these educational developments represent potentially significant changes in the environment in which rural systems function. The paper concludes with a discussion of potential policy implications of the economic, social, political, and educational trends for rural school improvement efforts. The focus here is on displaying the major dimensions of the changing context in which rural school improvement must take place. It is suggested that long-term rural school improvement should be specific to each state in recognition of the existing policies, traditions, and diversity of state systems. This document contains 123 references, 23 demographic tables, and 6 figures. An appendix contains an additional 8 maps. (TES)

Notes

Availability: Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc., P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($10.00).

Sponsoring Agency: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: 400-86-0001.

ERIC Note: Statistical outline maps may not reproduce well.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Change Strategies.  |  Demography.  |  Economic Factors.  |  Educational Change.  |  Educational Development.  |  Educational Improvement.  |  Educational Trends.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Population Trends.  |  Public Policy.  |  Rural Education.  |  Rural Environment.  |  Rural Schools.  |  Rural Urban Differences.  |  School Districts.  |  Socioeconomic Influences.  |  Nonmetropolitan Areas  |  Counties
Form/genre Information Analyses.  |  Opinion Papers.
Other authors/contributors Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV
Available From ERIC 

Online

In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
mc 2253 ED307097 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.