ERIC Number: ED320737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Programs and Practices: A Sourcebook for Rural Educators.
Much of the success of rural education lies in the creative, resourceful, and effective school programs and practices developed by teachers, administrators, and communities. This sourcebook contains a sample of programs that work well for rural and small schools in Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah. The common characteristics of these schools are scarce resources, community isolation, and relatively small student enrollments. These programs were nominated by superintendents, principals, teachers, and other educators using the four criteria, namely: creativity, effectiveness, responsiveness, and commitment. Programs are listed alphabetically in 6 categories: (1) Innovative Instruction; (2) Curriculum Development, Improvement, and Enrichment; (3) Using Technology; (4) Students At Risk--Social and Academic Growth; (5) Special Education; and (6) School Improvement. Each of the 61 program entries is a brief description of the who, what, where, when, why, and how of a particular program or practice. Also included are lists of resources and publications for rural educators and a state-by-state program index. (ALL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.