ERIC Number: ED260858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Tennessee Technological University Rural Education Project. 1984-85 Annual Report.
Phelps, Margaret S.; And Others
The Tennessee Technological University Rural Education Research and Service Consortium (RERSC) was established in 1984 to facilitate research and service activities of the College of Education faculty in selected rural schools, to provide assistance to faculty desiring to engage in such research and service, and to launch a major research thrust consistent with provisions of the Comprehensive Education Reform Act of 1984 and the national emphasis on effective schools and effective teaching. RERSC was funded by the University and the College of Education, staffed by a half-time director and a fourth-time secretary, and governed by an 18-member board representing the university and member public schools. Seven area schools were selected to join RERSC on the basis of proximity to campus, dimension of ruralness, existing relationships with school officials, access to grade K-12 schools with supervising principals, and future access to small schools with teaching principals. A 4-year school effectiveness study of 100 area rural schools was planned. Eighteen research/service project proposals totaling $5,003 were accepted and funded. During the 1984-85 school year, 63 student teachers were placed in rural schools for pre-service teacher education field experiences. One-day workshops on ethnographic techniques in educational research and field-based research design were sponsored. (NEC)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, College School Cooperation, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Research Opportunities, Research Projects, Rural Education, School Effectiveness, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Tennessee Technological Univ., Cookeville. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Comprehensive Education Reform Act (Tennessee)