ERIC Number: ED215798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Four Workparties Focus on Rural Education.
Keeney, Lorraine, Ed.; Devaney, Kathleen, Ed.
Transcripts and Commentaries, n3 Jan 1982
Articles in this document are edited from talks and discussions that took place at the 1979, 1980, and 1981 Workparties (four-day retreat/conferences) sponsored for rural educators by the Teachers' Centers Exchange. Workparties were held in collaboration with Mountain Towns' Teacher Center, Wilmington, Vermont (1978), Washington West Resource Center, Waitsfield, Vermont (1979), Western Nebraska (Sidney) Rural Teacher Center (1980), and Texarkana (Arkansas) Teacher Center (1981). The 1979 panel discussion, "Don't Try to 'Deliver' Rural Education," addresses the unique values of the rural community and the role of teachers' centers in promoting those values. The 1980 panel discussion, "If You Work in Rural Schools, You're Working with the Rural Community," focuses on the advantages and disadvantages of rural schooling. "Where Quiet Voices Can Be Heard" reflects a teacher's experiences with special education classes and with teachers' centers. "New Options for Rural High Schools" describes possible uses of the rural school environment as the basis for curriculum and ways teacher centers might advance those ideas. "How a Rural Superintendent Can Help Start a Teachers' Center" describes the building of the center in Cortland, New York. "Touching Inward Springs" offers suggestions for incorporating the experiences of rural youngsters and community members into the curriculum. (CM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Community Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Mobility, Human Resources, Inservice Teacher Education, Observational Learning, Relevance (Education), Rural Education, School Community Relationship, Special Education, Student Teacher Relationship, Superintendents, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Centers, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Workshops
Teachers Centers Exchange, Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, 1855 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94103.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA. Teachers' Centers Exchange.