ERIC Number: ED108827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-25
Reference Count: 0
The Future of the Rural and Small School.
Tamblyn, Lewis R.
National recognition of the correlation between rural and urban problems has brought about an atmosphere of confidence relative to the future of the rural and/or small school. Such confidence is evidenced by: (1) renewed interest and concern over the plight of rural education by society in general; (2) Federal commitment in recognition of the fact that "rural" exists, that rural society has problems, and that the Federal Government must play a major role in providing solutions; (3) commitment of the National Institute of Education to the Rural Experimental School Program; (4) the continual funding of the Educational Resources Information Center/Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools (ERIC/CRESS); (5) emergence of Regional Education Service agencies (educational corporations) designed to serve rural and small schools; (6) linkage between the Appalachian Regional Lab and local school districts in moving from the development stage to actual program implementation; (7) re-emergence of the "Community School" concept; (8) the myriad of agencies and organizations at the local, state, and national levels concerned with rural problems and education; (9) the movement by teachers and teacher organizations to improve the quality of rural education; (10) conferences which provide impetus for rural community improvement through the schools. (JC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Rural Education Conference, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, April 24-25, 1975