ERIC Number: ED100537
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Rural Education--Partners for Accountability: Legislators; School Boards; Administrators; Teachers; Parents; Community (or Citizens); Students.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Defined as a concept which centers on planning educational needs at the local level, accountability is particularly feasible in small rural schools, since the number of people responsible for education needs is more readily manageable than the number found in urban areas. Designed to familiarize rural parents and other lay citizens with the concept and practice of accountability, this handbook defines the shared responsibilities of schools, legislators, school boards, school administrators, teachers, parents, community, and students. Primary responsibilities are defined as follows: Rural schools are accountable for keeping pace with the rapidly changing trends of rural life, preparing students for jobs within the community, for continuing education, or for urban transition. Legislators are accountable for state laws that provide funds for equal education. School boards are accountable for keeping up with information relative to the spending of school funds and for maintaining communication channels. Administrators are accountable to the school board for district management and information dissemination. Teachers are accountable for knowing and presenting subject matter via suitable methods. Parents are accountable for the learning habits and attitudes of their children. Communities are accountable for educational involvement. Students are accountable for learning. (JC)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Responsibility, Board of Education Role, Community Responsibility, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Financial Support, Guides, Interaction, Parent Responsibility, Rural Schools, School District Autonomy, Self Directed Groups, Student Responsibility, Teacher Responsibility
National Educational Laboratory Publishers, Inc., 813 Airport Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78702 (Stock No. EC-022; $1.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.