ERIC Number: ED250131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar-15
Reference Count: 0
Elementary, Secondary and Higher Education in Rural New York State: A Preliminary Report.
New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Albany.
Education workshop participants at the First Statewide Legislative Symposium on Rural Development pinpointed trends, strengths, weaknesses, goals, and public policy questions for grades K-12 and higher education. For grades K-12, rural schools were characterized by increased enrollment due to migration from urban areas, increasing popularity with parents, and continued consolidation/centralization of school districts. Their strengths included close school-community interactions and good student participation. Problems relating to limited program offerings, poorly prepared staff, and a limited financial base indicated the need to establish additional specific programs. For higher education, concerns centered around the sophisticated technologies of business and industry and means of attracting students to available training programs. Thirty-six of the State University of New York's 64 campuses are located in rural counties, and vocational and community colleges are also available to most rural residents, but workshop participants identified a need for financial aid to students, better program planning and management, and more interaction between education and business/industry. Education's 2-fold role was viewed as preparing rural students for a changing world, and developing its generally unrealized potential for improving the quality of rural life. Appended lists, maps, and charts reflect supporting statistical data. (MM)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Definitions, Educational Finance, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Problems, Property Taxes, Public Policy, Research Needs, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Extension, Rural Schools, Statewide Planning, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: New York State Legislative Commission on Rural Resources, Albany.
Identifiers: Goal Setting; New York
Note: One of nine reports from the Statewide Legislative Symposium on Rural Development (1st, Albany, NY, October 5-7, 1983). For the other reports from this Symposium, see RC 015 005-013.