ERIC Number: ED332847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Towards an Understanding: Rural Education in Manitoba.
WESTARC Group, Inc., Brandon (Manitoba).
This document provides current and historical information about rural education in Manitoba, Canada. The report's eight sections and the information they provide are as follows: (1) "Background" emphasizes the importance of education to rural residents, and describes the trend toward education for all ages; (2) "Early Education in Manitoba" traces the history of public education in the area; (3) "Modern Rural Society" presents statistics dealing with the decline of agricultural activity and changes in the composition of the population; (4) "Rural Schools and the Community" stresses the responsibility of rural schools to serve the needs of the community and to use community resources to improve education; (5) "The Costs" suggests ways rural schools fund education while faced with rural depopulation, lower farm income, and an aging population; (6) "Myths Surrounding Rural Schools" disputes the myths that bigger schools are better and that rural schools are all the same and considers the advantages and disadvantages of small schools; (7) "Teachers in Rural Schools" indicates problems with teacher turnover and describes skills and characteristics needed by rural teachers; and (8) "Training and Post Secondary Education" provides statistics on university and non-university enrollment since 1960 and explains how universities are meeting the needs of the rural population. (KS)
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Small Schools, Teacher Characteristics, Universities
WESTARC Press, c/o Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 6A9 Canada ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: WESTARC Group, Inc., Brandon (Manitoba).
Note: Document produced for the conference: Prairie Forum on Rural Education (Brandon, Manitoba, November 8-9, 1990).