ERIC Number: ED261849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Maintaining and/or Expanding Curriculum Offerings in Small and Rural High Schools.
Barker, Bruce O.
Despite increased per pupil cost of programs, facilities, and certified personnel caused by low student enrollments, small rural high schools can offer broad and diverse curricula. This paper briefly describes 31 model programs used by small and rural high schools to maintain or expand curriculum offerings and lists advantages and disadvantages of 24 selected strategies. Programs described include cooperative sharing, use of community resources, correspondence study, special scheduling, audio teleconferencing, videotaping, interactive television, interactive video, satellite systems, and computer networks. Advantages and disadvantages are listed in four tables outlining: in-school options, community and postsecondary resources, cooperative sharing ventures, and technological advances. An appendix lists 35 names and addresses to contact for information about programs mentioned in the paper. (LFL)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Class Organization, College School Cooperation, Community Resources, Cooperative Programs, Correspondence Study, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, High Schools, Itinerant Teachers, Mobile Educational Services, Rural Schools, Small Schools, Teleconferencing, Telecourses, Videotape Recordings
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Community
Authoring Institution: N/A