ERIC Number: ED351176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Research in Rural Issues: An Annotated Bibliography.
Jones, Warren, Ed.
To facilitate research on rural issues, a task force composed of prominent rural residents and experts from universities in Illinois prepared this bibliography. Several thousand books, research reports, commission papers, government reports, and journal articles--most published after 1980--are listed in this bibliography. While focused on Illinois, the bibliography also covers material of national and international scope. The volume is divided into eight sections: (1) agriculture and agribusiness; (2) banks and financial intermediaries; (3) economic development; (4) rural education; (5) rural health issues; (6) local government; (7) social service; and (8) transportation. The entries in each section are listed by author. Each entry includes title, publisher, date, and an abstract. Entries of journal articles also include sources and page numbers. Each section is introduced with a literature review on the subject. The education section deals with school consolidation/reorganization issues, with particular focus on short- and long-term alternatives to consolidation. The majority of material in this section was intended to assist in policy making. Other topics covered in this section include school finance, curriculum (especially vocational curriculum needs), the general state of rural education, and materials for further research. Listings in the local government section focus on fiscal matters, management, government capacity and viability, and environmental concerns. (TES)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb. Illinois Inst. for Rural Affairs.