ERIC Number: ED134369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-24
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Educators in USOE Region VII for Rural and Non-urban Schools.
Dreier, William H.
A survey of the accredited teacher education centers in the Region VII states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska was conducted to answer four questions: (1) What attention has been given to the preparation of educators for the rural and non-urban schools in recent times? (2) Where are the colleges and universities located which are preparing future teachers? (3) Are the present Laboratory Schools experimenting with curricula, teaching materials, and teaching methods, located in rural, non-urban, or in metropolitan places? and (4) What kinds of special programs are available from AACTE member colleges for educators who wish to work in non-urban or urban schools? The survey revealed that: 41% of the 92 AACTE member institutions in these 4 states were located in cities of 50,000 or more people; about 1 out of 7 were in rural non-farm places of less than 2,500; 45% of the NCA (North Central Association of Schools) accredited high schools were located in a rural area and in towns of under 5,000; 4 institutions had a required course or program to prepare teachers for working in the rural areas and small towns while 7 had a required course or program in Urban Education; and 3 had a graduate program for rural areas. The appendices include a listing of specific electives, required courses, or programs to prepare teachers for urban areas and for rural areas, and the letter-questionnaire used in the survey. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the 1976 National Conference on Rural/Regional Educational Programs (Albany, New York, October 24-27, 1976)