ERIC Number: ED192967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Survival in the 80's. People United for Rural Education Conference Report 1980 (3rd).
Klees, Sue, Comp.; Jess, James D., Comp.
PURE's (People United for Rural Education) third national rural education conference focused on the survival of rural education in the 1980's. The conference was divided into 4 general sessions and 15 concurrent sessions. Topics addressed in the general sessions were: projections for rural education in the Midwest; considerations for financing rural schools; design of a non-graded, individualized school in Utah; the need for cooperative action in strengthening rural education; community schools versus consolidation; encouragement of federal concern with rural education; and congressional points of view. Subjects which were presented in the concurrent sessions included: the role of the woman administrator; activity time and generation of teacher enthusiasm; sharing professional services (Iowa's small school project); college involvement with teacher preparation for rural education careers as implemented by Luther College (private) and the University of Northern Iowa; competitive federal grants (characteristics of successful applications); rural telecommunications service systems; use of public television to enhance curriculum; ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) for librarians; Public Law 94-142; the impact of special education on small schools; equalization of educational opportunities; local chapters and community involvement; community education in rural schools; an alternative delivery system for rural education; and congressional points of view concerning the survival of rural education. (CM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Education, Community Involvement, Consolidated Schools, Delivery Systems, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Government School Relationship, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Shared Services, Special Education, Teacher Education, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: People United for Rural Education, Alden, IA.
Note: Proceedings of the People United for Rural Education Conference (3rd, Des Moines, IA, January 31-February 1, 1980). Photographs may not reproduce clearly.