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ERIC Number: ED339558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Spotlight on Rural Schools in New Jersey: A Directory of Effective Programs, Practices, and Resources for Rural Educators.
Fitzmaurice, Mercedes
This directory provides information about promising practices, ideas that work, strategies, and resources to improve education for all students in rural schools. The document contains the following articles from the literature: (1) "Motivation: It's Essential to Achievement" (Erling Clausen); (2) "Consolidate, Cooperate, or Collaborate: Dilemmas of Rural Schools" (Natalie Carter Holmes); and (3) "What Does a Rural Superintendent Really Do?" (Ray Church, et al.). The section titled "Promising Practices in New Jersey Rural Schools" profiles 13 programs considered exemplary by the U.S. Department of Education's Program Effectiveness Panel. Each profile provides the program title, audience, description, requirements, services, and a contact person. Eight programs are highlighted in the section, "Ideas That Work in New Jersey Rural Schools." They were submitted by rural teachers and administrators in response to a survey designed to identify successful practices through innovations in the school and classroom. Descriptive and contact person information is provided. The final section is a "Directory of Rural Schools in New Jersey." It contains lists of New Jersey Rural Assistance Council members, Research for Better Schools' Rural Education Program Staff, and county superintendents with rural school districts. A map of New Jersey Rural School Districts is included. Lists of rural school districts are provided by county, in alphabetical order by school district, and in alphabetical order by superintendent. (KS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers: New Jersey