ERIC Number: ED339578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
National Conference on Rural Adult Education Initiatives, "Making Education Part of the Rural Solution: A Vision for the 1990s." Proceedings (Kansas City, Missouri, June 20-22, 1991).
Mazzola, Michelle S., Ed.
This report on conference proceedings focuses on the issues facing rural communities in the next decade, identifies education and information needs for rural community development, and shares programs and activities. The report begins with a mission statement for the Rural Clearinghouse for Lifelong Education and Development, and provides an article on the organization's "Past Accomplishments and Future Directions." Results of structured round-table discussions are presented in "Barriers and Solutions to Rural Educational Practices." The next section lists addresses and descriptions of conference co-sponsors. Transcripts of the following keynote speeches are included: (1) "Rediscovering Place: How Education Supports Communities and Their Futures" (Barbara R. Hatton); (2) "Rural America: Why Bother in the 90s" (Frederick E. Schmidt); and (3) "The Leadership Role of Land Grant Universities in Empowering Rural America" (Jon Wefald). Brief summaries are provided for the 54 conference presentations and the 14 panel discussions. Presentations and panel discussions cover such topics as rural economic development, leadership training, rural education, literacy, distance education, partnerships between schools and businesses, gifted education, and cooperative extension. The document contains a presenters index and a listing of the host agency's publications. (KS)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Adult Education, Community Development, Distance Education, Economic Development, Educational Needs, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Extension Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Leadership Training, Literacy, Rural Areas, Rural Education, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Rural Clearinghouse for Lifelong Education and Development.