ERIC Number: ED191648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Important Issues in Rural Education: A Collection of ERIC/CRESS Fact Sheets and Mini Reviews.
Seager, D. D.; And Others
The two mini reviews and two fact sheets contained in this collection synthesize basic information regarding four issues in rural education: special education, transportation, early childhood education, and reading achievement. Solutions to the special education problems of child identification, parent involvement, delivery of special education services, teacher training, and outside assistance are noted in one mini review. Additionally, addresses, contact persons, service areas, and samples of available materials from each of 16 Regional Resource Centers are presented. The second mini review is concerned with utilizing home-based education to provide good early childhood programs to rural areas faced with geographic isolation and limited facilities and finances. Six successful early childhood programs focusing on very young children, pre-kindergarten children, and handicapped children are detailed. A fact sheet concerning rural transportation systems addresses the most common types of rural school transportation, their uses, driver preparation, ownership and management options, and the effects of extended travel time on students. A second fact sheet addresses the characteristically poor reading achievement in rural areas and details seven successful reading projects, including three which have incorporated an individualized approach to improve rural student reading achievement. (SB)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Handicap Identification, Home Instruction, Home Visits, Information Sources, Mobile Classrooms, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Rural Education, School Buses, Special Education, Student Transportation, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.