ERIC Number: ED243628
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Effective Schooling in a Rural Context: A New Hampshire View.
Fried, Robby, Ed.
This series of four essays is designed to share practical, workable strategies for quality rural education. The first essay, Ernest Lohman's "It's About Time...," gives an overview of the effective schooling concept and then looks specifically at ways a classrooom teacher can apply that concept. The essay includes a bibliography. The second essay, Professor Kenneth Heuser's "The Principal's Role and Effectiveness in New Hampshire Schools," examines both actual and perceived effectiveness, and asserts that schools are judged not only by how well they perform, but by how well they are perceived to be doing their job. Charles Ashley's "Six Points Towards Increased Effectiveness in Rural Schools" draws attention to positive steps that school boards can take to improve the quality of rural schools, and suggests that educators capitalize on the familiarity of small town environments to foster conviviality and cooperation in developing and carrying out school policy. The last essay, "Managing Our Schools for Effective Learning," by John Davy and Larry Bramblett, looks to contrasting management styles in the automobile industry--as practiced in Detroit and Japan--as a framework for examining a consensus approach to school management. It invites readers to identify desired results rather than abstract goals for educational systems. (Author/SB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Boards of Education, Classroom Techniques, Educational Administration, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Management Systems, Principals, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northeast Regional Exchange, Inc., Chelmsford, MA.; New Hampshire State Dept. of Education, Concord.
Identifiers: Automobile Industry; New Hampshire