ERIC Number: ED342521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar-20
Reaching Our Potential: Rural Education in the 90s. Conference Proceedings. Rural Education Symposium (Nashville, Tennessee, March 17-20, 1991).
Lee, Mun Ho, Ed.
This proceedings contains approximately 92 presentations focusing on rural education and rural special education. Topics include: meeting the needs of handicapped and disabled students in rural areas; education and inservice training of special education teachers; teacher cooperation models; higher education of at-risk students; rural teacher education; job satisfaction and burnout among rural teachers; transition from school to work for learning disabled and other special education students; school-community and school-business partnerships; teaching methods, educational strategies, and alternative instruction for at-risk students; educational cooperation between districts; culturally relevant education for rural areas; distance learning technology for rural education and information access; vocational special education; dropout prevention programs and strategies; issues for rural public colleges and universities; effects on rural schools of reform legislation and "one best model" approaches; issues related to educational diagnosis and identification of at-risk students; national survey of at-risk status in rural, urban, and suburban schools; multigrade instruction; substance abuse prevention; organizational structure of rural schools; supported employment in rural areas; education for gifted students; negative effects of grade repetition on at-risk students; the role of the rural special education administrator; and social skills instruction for rural special education students. (SV)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Distance Education, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Preschool Education, Program Development, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Washington Univ., Bellingham. National Rural Development Inst.
Note: For selected individual papers, see ED 334 082, RC 018 474-513, and RC 018 515-533.