ERIC Number: ED110265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Rural and Small School: A Comprehensive Information Booklet.
Swick, Kevin J.; Henley, Lawrence L.
The status of rural and small schools in today's society is such that it is confronted with a myriad of problems. Differing from school to school and from community to community, the most consistent rural and small schools problems are: (1) low level of instructional quality, (2) inadequate physical facilities, (3) financial instability, (4) less than desirable instructional resources and materials. Moreover, rural and small schools are not receiving their proportionate share of Federal educational funds, and State education offices are encouraging elimination of rural and small schools via financial allocation systems which reward large school districts and penalize small school districts. Despite these problems and prevalent criticism of the rural and small schools concept, some educators believe rural and small schools can provide a good climate for positive social behaviors among children, as well as revive and improve the total social climate in America. The 11 annotated book citations and the 20 annotated periodical citations presented herein are important works dealing with aspects of the following major issues in rural and small school education: (1) finances, (2) program quality, (3) staff development, (4) community control, (5) special needs learners, (6) physical facilities, and (7) appropriation of State and Federal monies. (JC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Local Control of Schools Association, Springfield.