ERIC Number: ED230360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
New Directions in Rural Education: A National Conference on Rural Education (Perth, Australia, 1979). Conference Report.
Angus, M.; And Others
The National Conference on Rural Education, a major event in the 1979 calendar of the Education Department of Western Australia, was held under the auspices of the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Educationalists, government, and community representatives from throughout Australia gathered in Perth, together with a panel of experts from England, Scotland, Sweden, the United States, New Zealand, and the OECD Secretariat to review the present state of rural education in Australia and to consider new directions for the future. The first of three sections of this conference report explains the administrative, demographic, and economic context within which rural education operates in Australia. The second describes the major policy related conclusions reached at the conference and outlines the implications of these conclusions for the future of rural schools, the role of education in rural communities, the locus of decision-making, and sociologically produced pressures placed on schools. The final section provides a brief statement synthesizing the conference outcomes with emphasis on those which are expected to have the most impact on future developments. (AH)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Decision Making, Economic Factors, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Locus of Control, Rural Education, Rural Population, School Community Relationship, Small Schools, State Departments of Education, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Authoring Institution: Western Australian Education Dept., Perth. Research Branch.
Identifiers: Australia; Sparsely Populated Areas Project; Sparsity (Population)