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ERIC Number: ED125813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
The Utilization of Community Resources for Student Learning in Rural Schools.
Peters, Richard O.
Most small, rural schools are not equipped to provide each and every student with an education which provides students with learning experiences that are necessary for the development of basic academic and non-academic skills. Therefore, small, rural schools need to identify and utilize the various human, natural, and social resources which comprise the community. Great potential exists within the community for student learning and basic skills development. The New Hampshire Supervisory School Union 58's Experimental Schools (ES) project has developed a diverse strategy for incorporating out-of-school, community oriented student activities into the total learning process. The instructional strategy includes field trips, guest speakers, an environmental education nature study site, and student placement at training sites. By using community resource sites and employing the talents of skilled community members in the education process, the small, rural school that has limited instructional resources can supplement student learning and basic skills development. Thus, the individual student, upon leaving the formal K-12 instructional process, will have marketable skills, can successfully compete for work, and/or further his formal education. (NQ)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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