ERIC Number: ED243627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Rural Schools: The Heartland of American Education. Proceedings of the Joint Meeting of the 75th Annual Rural Education Association and the 5th Annual Rural and Small Schools Conference (Manhattan, Kansas, October 15-18, 1983).
Horn, Jerry, Ed.; Davis, Patricia, Ed.
The 1983 joint meeting, attended by approximately 450 administrators, school board members, teachers, state legislators, parents, and other interested persons, was the location for the United States Department of Education's announcement of a national policy on rural education. The proceedings contain texts of the 5 major conference addresses, abstracts of 40 conference papers, and the conference agenda. Keynote speakers included United States Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education, Lawrence R. Davenport, and Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education, Robert M. Worthington. Conference papers address administration/management (6), computers (7), curriculum development (6), finance (3), media (3), research (2), special education (2), staff development (5), and teaching/learning (6). Specific topics include school board administrator role, alternative school calendars, impact and role of microcomputers on rural schools, New Mexico microcomputer van program, improving agricultural offerings, contract vocational education, current state legislation for small and rural school finance, recruitment and retention of special education teachers, individualized staff development, Oregon rural based teacher development program, parent involvement in rural schools, and opportunities for socialization through student activities. (NEC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Administration, Educational Finance, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Government School Relationship, Microcomputers, Research and Development, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, School Role, Small Schools, Special Education, Staff Development, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Coll. of Education.