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ERIC Number: ED141006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Public Education in Sparsely Populated Areas of the United States.
Sher, Jonathan P.; Rosenfeld, Stuart A.
Discussing "rural" and "nonmetropolitan" education with the knowledge that these are more broadly inclusive categories than would normally be found in a "sparsely-populated area" education report, this paper relies upon available data and presents five sections which essentially constitute a state of the art review of education in the sparsely populated areas of the U.S. Specifically, the five sections of this paper attempt the following: (1) to provide an overview of rural America and its schools in terms of a variety of demographic, economic, and educational factors; (2) to examine the issue of school and school district organization in sparsely-populated areas with an emphasis on the consolidation movement; (3) to explore several school finance issues which have particular relevance for rural areas of the U.S.; (4) to address long-standing problems associated with delivering educational services in sparsely-populated areas, especially regarding both support services and specialized curricular offerings; and (5) to present background information on personnel issues in rural education, such as teacher salaries, migration, and training programs. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Page 13 may not reproduce well due to small print size of original document. A Country Paper prepared for the Center for Educational Research and Innovation, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris, France