ERIC Number: ED330536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
A Working Regional Conference: The Role of Education in Rural Community Development Conference Proceedings (Roanoke, Virginia, September 22-24, 1989).
Raftery, Susan R., Ed.; Mulkey, David, Ed.
This proceedings of a conference focusing on the school-community relationship contains eight papers. "A Changing Rural America: The Context for School/Community Development" compares community development with economic development and offers suggestions for rural schools to participate in community development. "Integrating the Local Community into Rural School Curriculum" advocates community-based curriculum which teaches cooperation, the role of citizens, and leadership development. "School Based Community Development: Making Connections for Improved Learning" provides guiding principles for second-order restructuring. "Education as an Investment in Local Community Development" examines the conceptual linkage between education and economic growth and discusses education in a production function framework and reviews research findings on input/output relationships in education. "Successful Community Development Strategies" documents cases in which rural communities have had success in changing their economic circumstances. "Overcoming Barriers to Rural School Leadership in Community Development" presents positive, proactive approaches for personnel decisions, curriculum, community education, educational leadership, and resource attainment. "Building Partnerships for People: Addressing the Rural South's Human Capital Needs" explores the near and long-term human resource issues facing the rural South. Lastly, "Summary of Comments" presents seven propositions based on important points raised during the conference. (KS)
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Education, Community Involvement, Economic Development, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Entrepreneurship, Experiential Learning, Experimental Programs, Human Resources, Leadership, Place Based Education, Rural Education, School Community Relationship, School District Autonomy, School Restructuring
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Sponsor: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; Southern Rural Development Center, Mississippi State, MS.; Southeastern Educational Improvement Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
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Identifiers: Sense of Community