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ERIC Number: ED139570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Druthers! A Collection of Viable Ideas from Rural Schools.
Elliott, Richard D., Comp.
An individualized junior high school, a youth resources program that interweaves high school with supervised work experiences, multi-aged elementary family groupings that mainstream EMR (educable mentally retarded) children, and a single library room transformed into seven optional learning stations using a multi-channel audio system are real programs that make a difference for students in rural schools. This booklet presents 65 innovative and promising educational practices that have been succeeding in classrooms in New York's rural schools. The booklet aims: to build greater awareness about programs that can work in rural schools; and to serve as a resource book, not only of ideas, but also of experienced people who are able to offer insights for turning ideas into working programs. Ideas cover such topics as: primary, middle school, and secondary organization; orientation for preschool children entering primary school; reading readiness; readiness skills; motor-perceptual training; open education; a nongraded approach; team teaching; reading; cooking; special education; physical education; English; social studies; science; independent study; music; media centers; outdoor education; art; career education; humanities; communication arts; drama; project arts; graduation from junior high school; volunteer programs; family group approach; and mainstreaming primary and intermediate children. (NQ)
Descriptors: Career Education, Class Organization, Drama, Early Childhood Education, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education, Independent Study, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Innovation, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Mild Mental Retardation, Music, Nongraded Instructional Grouping, Nontraditional Education, Open Education, Outdoor Education, Perceptual Motor Learning, Physical Education, Readiness, Reading Readiness, Resource Materials, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Readiness, Science Activities, Social Studies, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Projects to Advance Creativity in Education.
Authoring Institution: Greene - Delaware - Schoharie - Otsego Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Stamford, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York