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ERIC Number: ED015801
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958
Pages: 188
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RURAL SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT. 1953-1957 REPORT.
BUCKLAND, ROSCOE V.
A SURVEY OF EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF POPULATIONS IN THE MOUNTAINS OF EASTERN KENTUCKY WAS CONDUCTED BY BEREA COLLEGE. THE IDENTIFIED EDUCATIONAL INEQUALITIES WERE ATTACKED IN THE RESULTING RURAL SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT, WHICH INVOLVED OVER 5,000 CHILDREN, 63 TEACHING FELLOWS, AND 38 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS. THE AIMS OF THE PROJECT WERE--(1) TO SELECT COLLEGE DEGREE, FULLY CERTIFIED, YOUNG TEACHERS, AND THROUGH AN IN-SERVICE PROGRAM TRAIN THEM FOR CAREERS IN RURAL EDUCATION IN REMOTE AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED LOCALITIES, (2) TO PROMOTE AND DEVELOP ADEQUATE PROGRAMS OF SUPERVISION, (3) TO GAIN FIELD EXPERIENCES FOR THE BEREA STAFF AND TO CHANNEL THESE EXPERIENCES INTO IN-SCHOOL CURRICULUM MODIFICATIONS, (4) TO STIMULATE A DEMAND IN RURAL COMMUNITIES FOR BETTER TEACHERS FOR BETTER SCHOOLS. THIS REPORT DESCRIBES THE PROJECT, ITS ORGANIZATION, AND ITS EFFECTS. (SF)
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Authoring Institution: Berea Coll., KY.
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