ERIC Number: ED218050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Creativity Growing Out of Austerity. Proceedings of the Annual National Conference of the People United for Rural Education (5th, Des Moines, Iowa, February 4-5, 1982).
The fifth annual conference of People United for Rural Education (PURE) focused on developing alternative strategies in a time of austerity. In two general sessions recognized national leaders gave a conference overview and spoke on the roots of rural education inequity and the National Institute of Education's rural education research initiative. Concurrent sessions addressed such topics as sharing academics and activities in Iowa high schools, implications for Iowa elementary and secondary schools of Indian Hills Community College's 4-day school week, school community relations in a rural setting, Iowa State Education Association help to small schools, pumping up the PURE balloon in your local community, and what happens when the school leaves a community. Banquet speeches included remarks from PURE's national advisor, and addresses on the 4-day school--a proven option for rural schools and Colorado's alternative school calendar program. The third general session featured the impact of education block grants on rural and small schools. The closing session examined roles of federal, state, and local government affecting rural education and was highlighted by a round table discussion with legislators. A business meeting summarized PURE's board activities. Pictures illustrate Conference '82 awards and activities. (BRR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: People United for Rural Education, Alden, IA.