ERIC Number: ED238663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Report of Innovative Rural School Programs In the United States.
Barker, Bruce O.; Muse, Ivan D.
Ten innovative rural school programs are briefly described. Included are North Dakota's Mott School District #6 (316 students), which cooperates in a Multi-District Vocational Mobile Program bringing vocational education opportunities to isolated, rural students; Washington's Liberty School District (180 secondary students), where supervised correspondence courses have expanded curricular offerings to over 100 elective courses; and Iowa's CAL Community School District (241 students), which uses volunteers for adult continuing education and prekindergarten classes. Also described are Mount Ayr Community Schools (Iowa), where parents use "report cards" to indicate perceptions of teacher/school performance and problems; Wisconsin's Spring Valley School District (784 students), where vocational education classes in dairy cattle management use microcomputers; and South Dakota's Rutland School District (150 students), where modified block scheduling allows secondary students more study time and teachers more instructional time. Additional programs are New York's Sacketts Harbor Central School District (525 students), which offers secondary students a locally-oriented environmental safety course; Minnesota's Eagle Bend School District (378 students), with its own television station; Texas' Sabinal Independent School District (600 students), where students produce their own yearbook and the high school newspaper consistently wins state merit awards; and Kansas' Lorraine Unified School District (540 students), whose annual Seniors Honor Dinner honors outstanding seniors and their parents. (MH)
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Correspondence Study, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, High School Students, Microcomputers, Mobile Educational Services, Outdoor Education, Parent Participation, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Safety Education, School Districts, Small Schools, Student Publications, Television, Time Blocks, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Block Scheduling
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference of the People United for Rural Education (7th, Des Moines, IA, February 2-3, 1984).