ERIC Number: ED100559
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Small Rural Schools CAN Have Adequate Curriculums.
The small rural school's foremost and largest problem is providing an adequate curriculum for students in a changing world. Often the small district cannot or is not willing to pay the per-pupil cost of curriculum specialists, specialized courses using expensive equipment no more than one period a day, and remodeled rooms to accommodate new teaching techniques in order to provide the same variety of classes available in a large school. An additional problem is hiring teachers who are prepared in several major curriculum areas. Some small rural schools have found ways to combat huge expense for specialized programs and curriculum deficiences by cooperation between schools, shared services, greater use of audiovisual aids, and inventiveness in meeting their special problems. Other methods used by some small schools throughout the United States to fill many gaps in an otherwise meager curriculum are expanding the curriculum to include vocational and career education to prepare the students for living in either a rural or urban environment, inservice teacher training, better guidance and counseling services, and utilization of community resources. (NQ)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Educational Problems, Inservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, Rural Education, Shared Services, Small Schools
National Education Laboratory Publishers, Inc., 813 Airport Blvd., Austin, Texas 78702 (Stock No. EC-023, $1.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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.