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ERIC Number: ED190294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Description of Curriculum Development Activities and Programs Related to Small/Rural Schools in Texas, 1979-80.
Carmichael, Dale; DeFoe, Bettye Haller
Reporting on actions taken in response to 1978-79 state legislative mandates re: Texas public school curriculum, this paper presents representative rural small school curriculum development activities. Specifically, the following are addressed: results of the Texas Assessment Project (TAP); support units; programs for the gifted and talented; state funded programs; programs providing occupational education; Title IV-C programs; and miscellaneous programs. Examples of the more salient 1979-80 data presented include the following: since TAP found suburban students superior to urban and rural students in reading, composition, math, and citizenship, reading and math were given priority attention by approximately 95% of the small rural school districts; 13 Education Service Centers (ESC) operated career education cooperatives serving 229 small rural school districts; the additional .6 personnel units alloted small rural school districts (to be used cooperatively with other districts) resulted in 607 districts receiving additional services; the initiation of talented youth seminars resulted in service to approximately 75 school districts; state funded programs for the gifted and talented numbered 6; emphasis on occupational education resulted in 204 school districts sending students to 86 other institutions and initiation of 11 projects directly affecting small rural school districts; and Title IV-C emphasis included funding of 6 proposals from small rural schools and 94 from ESC's. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers: Texas