ERIC Number: ED354116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
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Please...Just Listen...Rural Schools in the United States Today.
Kite, Julian M.
Educators in Missouri must take offensive action promoting public education to counteract the negative press received nationwide in recent years. Communities should organize committees to address the needs of its students and address these needs with specific goals. Regional and state goals should also be made, keeping local goals in mind. St. James schools in Missouri have established such goals and are making progress in implementing them. One goal involves expanding curricula to maximize students' cultural and societal expertise. Students are involved in deciding curriculum offerings. A second goal emphasizes the development of thinking skills and problem solving using appropriate technologies. A third goal advocates outcome-based education. The following proposals for educational reform in Missouri are presented: (1) networking and establishment of regional educational areas; (2) qualified teachers prepared to teach in rural schools; (3) expansion of English offerings through scheduling, cross discipline teaching, team teaching, or community involvement; (4) reforms in credits for graduation; (5) sabbaticals for teachers to improve expertise; (6) development of the affective domain; and (7) empowerment for students, teachers, parents, administrators, and school boards. (KS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri