ERIC Number: ED308024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Education Action Packet for Putting the Rural Back into Rural Education. A Special Project of Communicating for Agriculture and the CA Foundation.
Communicating for Agriculture, Fergus Falls, MN.
This rural education action packet consists of 10 resource pamphlets dealing with "putting the rural back into rural education," a special project of Communicating for Agriculture (CA) and the CA Foundation. Information about and an application for becoming a Rural Education Action District (READ) are included. These districts are committed to CA's principle that rural schools provide a quality of education unmatched by larger, better funded urban schools. Undergirding the READ program are eight policy statements developed by CA that encourage rural educators to: (1) develop pride in rural America; (2) include rural economic development in the curriculum; (3) institute youth community development projects; (4) create an urban awareness of and appreciation for rural life; (5) support the creative arts in rural education; (6) integrate technology into rural education; (7) examine age-grading and fragmented learning schedules; and (8) support appropriate delivery systems. These policy statements are outlined in pamphlets that include goals, statement of purpose, objectives, and suggested activities. One pamphlet describes the Rural Knowledge Bowl conducted annually and contains sample questions from the 1984 and 1985 Rural Knowledge Bowl tests. (ALL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Communicating for Agriculture, Fergus Falls, MN.