ERIC Number: ED193002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-8
Reference Count: 0
The Delivery of Educational Services: The Small District Problem. A Review of the Literature.
Veselka, Johnny L.
Within the existing framework of public education in rural and small schools, educational leaders must always seek new ways for achieving substantive improvements in the delivery of educational services to their students. Although much of the official concern for rural/small schools has been directed toward consolidation and urbanization, small school leaders are showing an adeptness for identifying and implementing promising alternatives for educational improvement. The voluntary sharing of services, staff, and equipment demonstrates enormous potential. Although the problems are numerous, the opportunities for quality education in rural/small schools can be found in local resourcefulness, creativity, external assistance, cooperation and a willingness to provide the best possible educational program. The review of literature in this document is directed toward finding ways to improve the curriculum teaching quality, and overall quality of rural/small schools. Items included for review are: strengths and weaknesses of the school systems, teachers' problems, teacher training, vocational education, services for the handicapped and other disadvantaged students, educational aspirations and achievements of rural students, and opportunities for innovations and improvements in the delivery system. (Author/AN)
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Education Service Centers, Educational Improvement, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Shared Services, Small Schools, Special Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented to the faculty of the Department of Educational Administration, University of Texas at Austin in partial fulfillment of the requirements for admission to candidacy.