ERIC Number: ED077626
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-27
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Education in Isolated Rural Areas.
Edington, Everett D.; Conley, Howard K.
Problems in the development of educational programs in isolated rural areas are caused primarily by lack of proper resources, enough students to efficiently conduct a quality educational program, and skill and expertise by those persons involved in the development of such a program. Major trends in education for American Indians and for people in the developing nations include a decrease in the numbers and percentage of illiterates, increased centralization of educational districts, and an increase in students' aspirations. Development, curriculum, inservice training, media, and educational policy are the major areas to be considered in the development of an educational program. Specific recommendations are that each country develop an educational policy for isolated areas, that local people have a voice in the educational programs within their communities, that a curriculum relevant to the needs of rural education be developed, that adequate pre-service and in-service programs for rural teachers be conducted, and that more use be made of media. (PS)
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Note: Paper presented at the Science and Man in the Americas Meeting, Desert and Arid Lands Section, Mexico City, Mexico, June 25-27, 1973