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ERIC Number: ED315244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Prevention Needs of Rural School Districts.
Bodensteiner, Michael
Recent societal changes have forced public education to assume many responsibilities that have been the traditional role of parents and family. The sheer number of pressing social problems, their multifaceted nature, and the lack of resources are particularly problematic for rural school districts. The Southeast Kansas Education Service Center (ESC) has established a wide range of prevention services to accommodate the unique needs of rural school districts while recognizing the importance of district autonomy. Each of ESC's projects has been developed through the cooperative efforts of many rural school districts. These projects have evolved into a comprehensive support system that assists schools with the implementation of health and prevention services. Specific ESC prevention services include: (1) staff development and training focusing on alcohol and drug abuse, life skills development, positive alternatives, and social policy; (2) dissemination of instructional support materials, such as computer software, instructional television programs, and science materials; (3) development of the K-12 Healthy Living Curriculum; (4) curriculum development and staff training related to special education prevention services; and (5) application of educational technology to prevention education. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas