ERIC Number: ED184784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
The National Seminar on Rural Education (College Park, Maryland, May 29-31, 1979).
Representing over 72 different groups and agencies, 107 participants attended the May 29-31, 1979, National Seminar on Rural Education. Prior to the seminar, experts and practitioners in the fields of rural education and sociology were commissioned to produce 22 papers documenting, summarizing, and interpreting research and practice in 6 areas: equity for special rural populations; the financial status and needs of rural schools; vocational and career training in rural schools; delivery systems for rural educational services; assuring the quality of rural school programs; and linking rural development and rural education. The papers served as the focus of the seminar, the goals of which were to review, critique, and publish the papers and to establish and publish recommendations for a federal agenda on rural education. Participants approved a total of 28 recommendations calling for action to end neglect and descrimination against rural areas; provide special support for dealing with the unique problems of rural education; and recognize education as a critical component of any rural development strategy. The report presents the ERIC abstracts of the commissioned papers as they appear in "Resources in Education." The recommendations are presented in detail, including the results of the voting on each measure. (SB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Delivery Systems, Demography, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Energy, Faculty Development, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Research Reports, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Seminars, Sociology, Special Education, Vocational Education, Womens Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.
Note: For related document, see RC 011 969.