ERIC Number: ED381339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Pulling Together: R&D Resources for Rural Schools.
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
This document provides a portfolio of resources for educators involved in rural school improvement. The Federal Interagency Committee on Education developed a national research and development (R&D) agenda for rural education that focuses on six themes: rural school effectiveness, curricular provisions, school-community partnerships, human resources, technological resources, and governance and finance. At the same time, the 10 Regional Educational Laboratories were working under the Congressionally mandated Rural, Small Schools Initiative to identify and disseminate promising educational practices for rural and small schools. This document continues the work that the Regional Educational Laboratories began under that initiative. The first part summarizes the changes taking place in rural America, what they might mean for rural education, the R&D role of the Regional Educational Laboratories, and relationships between the rural education R&D agenda and the National Education Goals. This section also includes a profile of each Regional Educational Laboratory's work in rural education. The second section describes over 250 R&D resources available from the Regional Educational Laboratories and specifically designed for or tested in rural settings. These resources include publications, such as written reports, guides, and directories; audiotapes; training programs; model programs; and services. The resources are arranged according to the six themes of the national R&D agenda and their sub-topics; each entry contains contact information. A final section lists resources by laboratory. (SV)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Demonstration Programs, Distance Education, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement, Educational Research, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Resources, Partnerships in Education, Research and Development, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Administration, School Community Relationship, School Effectiveness
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Identifiers: Goals 2000; National Education Goals 1990; Regional Educational Laboratories
Note: Produced by the National Network of Regional Educational Laboratories.