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The rural school, its needs and a few suggestions for its improvement ...

by Elizabeth E. Keppie

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Published by California State Printing Office in [Sacramento .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Rural schools.

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesLos Angeles State Normal School magazine -- Vol. II, no. 1
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23, [1] p.
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17864941M
    OCLC/WorldCa18306035

    The public usually thinks of large urban schools when it considers reforms to the American education system. But rural students account for a large and growing segment of the school-age population, and their needs have too often been overlooked in school improvement efforts. Policymakers and the public must make rural education a priority if the nation as a whole is to make marked gains in. Rural School Districts U.S. Department of Education Office of Educational Research and Improvement NCES NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS Statistical Analysis Report May If you have any comments or suggestions about this or any other NCES product or report, we.

    Often times when studies are presented on school district issues, the circumstances of rural schools are overlooked. As a result, rural schools are not included in school improvement plans across all school systems. While the South African Schools Act of requires that schools and learners should be developed on an equal. Rural Schools for Improvement 1. Acknowledge and build on the creativity possible in rural settings. 2. Use data and research in ways that highlight context. 3. Use technology appropriately as one strategy to address the needs of students and staff. 4. Models for school improvement .

    The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) revised its definitions of school locale types in after working with the Census Bureau to create a new locale classification system. The revision capitalizes on improved geocoding technology and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) definitions of metro areas that rely less on. Improving educational outcomes for poor children 2. High-poverty schools lack the capacity to substantially improve student learning, independent of financial re-sources. Potential solutions to this problem would in-volve helping schools improve the quality of their stan-dard operating practices, or increasing the instructional.


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The rural school, its needs and a few suggestions for its improvement .. by Elizabeth E. Keppie Download PDF EPUB FB2

More specifically, here are two tips for those who would like to improve rural schools. Tip #1 Ditch the Deficit Mindset. Education reform has frequently been a story of outsiders coming into Author: Mike Mcshane.

At one school, a teacher noted that good attendance at parent-teacher conferences and other events was facilitated by the school’s proximity to student homes. Only 47 percent of teachers at this school cited parent involvement as a “major or moderate” challenge to school improvement, the lowest of the nine rural : Andy Smarick.

With little district capacity to support its schools’ improvement efforts and few education service providers nearby, the rural school must rely more heavily on its own resources and ingenuity to drive its improvement than elsewhere.

That is not necessarily a bad thing, but it requires teaming, defined purposes, ampleFile Size: KB. Rural school educators are often isolated and have few opportunities to learn from neighboring schools or colleagues.

This is an especially daunting challenge for low-performing rural schools faced with implementing significant reform efforts (e.g., turnaround approaches, educator effectiveness systems, college- and career-ready standards and assessments).Cited by: 6.

Rural School Consolidation: History, Research Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations Joe Bard Clark Gardener Regi Wieland NREA Consolidation Task Force The consolidation of rural schools in the United States has The rural school a controversial topic for policy-makers, school administrators, and rural communities since the s.

AtFile Size: KB. high needs rural schools, as have Livingston, Reed, and Good (). Others, such as Loveland (), have taken a much broader perspective, investigating the challenges and rewards of rural school leadership.

Similarly DeRuych () pointed out the importance of strong instructional leadership in contemporary rural schools. This article reports on an exploratory study of the factors perceived by school personnel to contribute to success in high-performing, high-needs (HPHN) rural schools.

It is based on earlier research in HPHN schools that identified 4 key components of success (leadership, instruction, professional community, and school environment) and explored the factors that comprise them and the. The vast majority—75 percent—of rural students are white, according to the report.

But, after a spike in the Latino population in rural areas between andnearly one in five rural students is now Latino. Unfortunately, much like their urban counterparts, rural school districts face challenges of racial inequity. Rural school districts continue to struggle with a host of challenges, including a lack of necessary resources and difficulty in attracting and retaining teacher talent, according to a new report from the Rural School and Community Trust, examining the state of rural schools in the school.

Copy of Their School’s Improvement Plan (appendix F, pages 91 to 94) Whatever else a school improvement planning process needs to be, it clearly needs to reflect the unique issues and characteristics of each school community, including the unique needs of the Catholic and French-lan-guage systems.

We know that boards, schools, and. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT 37 Nonetheless, a review of the rural education literature reveals the great contributions of rural educators to the vision of school reform.

The tendency for one researcher's "problems" to be another researcher's "opportunities" is best demonstrated by typical practices in rural education. law better addresses the needs of rural students and schools: 1.

Ensure rural schools and districts have fair chances to receive and compete for federal education funds 2. Make school-based wraparound services available to rural students in recognition of the special circumstances and sometimes limited capacity of rural schools 3. A new organization is examining the needs of rural schools and students, who number in the millions but are frequently overlooked by American policymakers and researchers, Paul T.

Hill says. The Rural School Reform Opportunity Rural students deserve the same choices and opportunities that have benefited urban families. By Nina Rees. schools is not a new idea.

Many rural advocates have promoted the need for schools to “reform” in ways that build on the central role a school must play in the life of its community, as well as the individual student, if the school is to be a viable and highly valued local institution (Beaulieu. In reality, rural life and rural teaching offer a great many benefits one can never find in big cities, including an environment that’s cleaner (and safer), cheaper real estate plus a strong sense of community.

Perceptions can be hard to fight, though, which can leave rural schools. educational task is involved in means that each school, taking into account its surrounding context (urban or rural), develops its own educational programme in response (Monge & Monge, ) to both its sociocultural reality and to the diversity of its pupils.

SUPPORTING RURAL EDUCATION. Nearly half of all school districts and about one-third of all public schools are located in rural areas.

These schools serve approximately 20 percent of the nation’s students. Rural schools have unique needs and face unique challenges. They may have difficul ty recruiting and retaining effective. No longer do rural schools need to continue watching the children be denied services they so much need and deserve.

With teletherapy, rural school children can be assigned the same high quality therapists as their urban counterparts. When rural school administrators select the online option, they are doing more than just providing the children. Published inthis book examines changes in rural life during the 19th century, and resulting problems and effects on rural schooling in the early 20th century.

The book suggests that by the early 20th century, rural schools had lost their former importance to the community and were far behind compared to the progress of urban schools. The first half of the book provides background. The Rewards of Teaching in a Rural School By: Paradise Forbes, teacher at the Williamstown Independent School District in Kentucky.

As a high social studies teacher, I have the weighty responsibility of introducing the students in my rural school in Kentucky to historical, civic, geographical, and economic issues that are quite often beyond the. The one-room schoolhouse has become a quaint symbol of our country’s pioneer past.

But while most American school districts have undergone dramatic growth as they enter the 21 st Century, there are still many districts in small rural communities that are—in true pioneer spirit—doing what they can with what they have.

More than half of the nation’s school districts are located in rural.Seeking an understanding of rural communities in order to gain insights into opportunities for improving rural schools, this 2-year project examined 14 case studies and presented implications for future use.

Selected as exemplary of particular strategies and representative of diverse populations of rural America, the case studies were examined through: (1) a design session involving six.