ERIC Number: ED339565
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct-13
Reference Count: N/A
Rural School Administrators for a New Age.
Leach, Elaine L.
"Issues in Administering Rural Schools" is a graduate level course for prospective school administrators at St. Cloud State University (Minnesota). The course is available at several remote sites through two-way interactive television. Because a large proportion of schools in Minnesota and the nation are rural, administering rural schools is worthy of study by students of school administration whether or not they plan to be rural educators. The course focuses on: (1) typology and characteristics of rural schools; (2) the geographic, economic, social, and political contexts in which rural education occurs; (3) administrative tasks and functions in rural school districts; (4) opportunities and problems associated with providing leadership in rural school settings; and (5) sources of information on rural education. Course organization entails weekly required readings, oral presentations, statistical comparisons of school districts, and guest speakers. The term project is a cooperative research project, such as one in which students collected data from practicing superintendents on personal and professional issues in rural school administration. This paper includes interview questions and student responses, learner outcomes reported by students and organized by course objective, and student comments on the course. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Saint Cloud State University MN
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Rural Education Association (83rd, Jackson, MS, October 10-14, 1991).