ERIC Number: ED319584
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Directory of Organizations and Programs in Rural Education.
National Rural Education Association, Fort Collins, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV.
Interest in the rural context of education is growing, and connections between education and the wider rural community are increasingly acknowledged to be important. Hundreds of organizations were contacted to update this directory, which provides recent information on programs, organizations, and resources useful to practitioners, policymakers, and researchers in rural education. Each entry includes address, phone number, and contact person; some contain a short description. Sections contain entries for 13 national associations and networks; 9 regional educational laboratories; 8 national information centers and clearinghouses; 38 statewide and regional associations, programs, and centers; 26 federal government agencies and hotlines; 15 rural journals; and state contacts for the National Diffusion Network (NDN), state education agencies with defined rural programs, state data centers, and offices of the Cooperative Extension System. NDN facilitators can be especially helpful in rural areas, as they can help select proven programs to match local needs. A final section lists 63 organizations that may have an interest in rural education but that were unable to reply with current information. An index lists entries by state. (SV)
Descriptors: Agencies, Clearinghouses, Information Centers, National Organizations, Organizations (Groups), Periodicals, Regional Programs, Rural Education, State Programs
ERIC/CRESS, Appalachia Educational Laboratory, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Rural Education Association, Fort Collins, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV.