ERIC Number: ED156391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Improvement in Small Rural Schools. An Information Package.
Designed for teachers and administrators in small rural school districts, this booklet examines ongoing curriculum improvement according to what a small rural school district needs to continuously improve instruction and what steps it can take to maximize improvement, given limited human and material resources. Practical alternatives are presented for dealing with the four critical conditions for continuous curriculum improvement: (1) knowledgeable and well-trained staff (effective inservice programs); (2) knowledge of successful programs, materials, and practices in rural education (including a selected bibliography of materials available from ERIC, with resumes for each, a description of resource materials for curriculum improvement activities available from Colorado Department of Education, and summaries of 18 Effective Reading Programs that give size of program and target population, staff, major features, facilities, and cost); (3) ability to more effectively use existing resources (particularly tapping the community as a resource and in decision making); and (4) ability to cooperatively support curriculum improvement activities (between two schools or between school districts). A checklist for curriculum change details steps from need identification, conceptualization of solution, and planning to pilot phase and installation. (RS)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Resources, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Education, Planning, Resource Materials, Rural Schools, Small Schools, Staff Development
Colorado Department of Education, 201 East Colfax #523, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Note: Pages 83-101 will not copy well but are available in a good copy as part of ED 112 346