ERIC Number: ED190294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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)
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Agency Cooperation, Career Education, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Education Service Centers, Educational Assessment, Gifted, Mathematics Curriculum, Reading Programs, Resource Staff, Rural Schools, School Supervision, Small Schools, State Aid, State Surveys, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.