ERIC Number: ED194484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
The Double Jeopardy of Rural Schools in the 1980's: Problems and Potential for Renewal.
Parks, Gail Armstrong
Rural education should be targeted as a national priority as it affects urban and suburban populations with increasing directness. Policymakers, officials, and education researchers need to examine all existing programs, policies, regulations, and guidelines from the rural schools' point of view. Those elements that inhibit local initiative and collaboration, as well as those that penalize schools for being small or remote, should be refashioned. Anything that does not acknowledge the fact of rural isolation and subsequent difficulties in accessing information about programs and services should be changed. The vulnerability of rural areas to shortages and cutbacks should also be considered. (CMJ)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Prepared for Subcommittee on Elementary, Secondary, and Vocational Education "Needs of Elementary and Secondary Education in the 1980's: A Compendium of Policy Papers." For entire document (microfiche only), see ED 185 660. For individual documents (microfiche and paper copy), see SP 016 934.