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ERIC Number: ED072908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 345
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Related Aspects of the Social and Economic Problems, Cultural Tradition, and Educational System of Rural Appalachia: An Analysis Based on the Concept of Scale.
Riddel, Frank Stephen
The purpose of this study was to develop a model which could be used to analyze the unique subculture of rural Appalachia and its relationship to both the educational problems and needs of the region. The model was intended to provide those responsible for determining the nature and direction of educational change in Appalachia with data vital to the eventual development of an educational system relevant to the region's rural areas. The model utilized in the study was based on the concept of scale, which is primarily concerned with the range and intensity of human interdependence and the relationship of these factors to the ability of a group or an individual to control their environment. Having utilized scale as a means of analyzing the relationships between the problems of regional development, the traditional subculture, and the educational system of rural Appalachia, the model was then employed as a means of determining the educational objectives which the rural schools must adopt as a set of guidelines if they are to develop a program which will satisfy the need for adequate human resources in the region. It was then possible to conclude the study by developing the broad outlines of an educational program for rural Appalachian schools aimed at achieving the objectives which were derived from the concept of scale. (Author/HBC)
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