ERIC Number: ED355082
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Students At-Risk: Perceptions of Parents, Teachers, and Administrators.
Bramlett, Ronald K.
This study examined barriers facing rural schools in serving students at-risk and the perceptions of teachers, parents, and administrators related to the difficulty in changing these barriers. Seventeen rural school districts representing 5 counties in southern Ohio participated in the study. The survey collected 846 completed responses from parents, teachers, and administrators. The survey items were ranked on a likert scale to measure the perceived barrier and the possible change. Student and family variables such as low self-esteem, early school failure, and lack of parental involvement were rated high. These barriers were also viewed as moderately difficult or very difficult to change. The barriers perceived easy to change were related to the school such as informing the community about school operations and utilizing volunteers. Collaboration is a possible approach to involving key school and community personnel in addressing the needs of rural students at-risk and securing additional services and intervention for at-risk students. Appendix includes survey results. (LP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Hopewell Special Education Regional Resource Center, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio