ERIC Number: ED216824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Problems of Curriculum and Staffing in Rural Schools.
Swedish non-graded small junior high schools are described and specific related problems in curriculum and staffing of rural schools are addressed in terms of policy, practice, and theory. Implications are suggested for curriculum and staffing: (1) curriculum goals and objectives cannot be treated as isolated school phenomena (they have relation to the surrounding society--economic, demographic, social, and cultural situation); (2) the role of the school and its curriculum should be seen in the perspective of the total pupil, with respect to family and peer-group relations, church affiliation, membership in local associations, and participation in extra-curricular activities; and (3) within the school, the whole chain of events should be considered from curriculum goals, through the specific school environment, available resources, and actual teaching practice down to the staff, but also other more specific factors like administrative rules for grouping and class-size. The effects of curriculum and staffing as related to teacher attitudes toward change, optional course selection, employment of students who do not complete their education (and those who do), attitudes of minority cultures toward educational programs, and political influences are also discussed. (AH)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Consolidated Schools, Junior High Schools, Minority Groups, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Problems, Rural Schools, Small Schools, Staff Utilization, Teacher Attitudes, Youth Employment
Not available separately; see RC 013 370.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Research on Rural Education, Nedlands (Western Australia).
Identifiers: Lapps; Sweden
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference "New Directions in Rural Education" (Perth, Western Australia, November 1979).