ERIC Number: ED370735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Challenges & Changes: Strategies for Rural Education & Small Schools. Proceedings of the Annual Rural & Small Schools Conference (15th, Manhattan, Kansas, October 25-26, 1993).
Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Center for Rural Education and Small Schools.
This proceedings summarizes a conference sponsored by the Center for Rural Education and Small Schools at Kansas State University. Included are the keynote speech and abstracts of 46 conference presentations. The keynote speech, "Invisible and Silent along the Blue Highways," by Patricia A. Schmuck, examines problems of ethnic, racial, and gender bias in small rural schools, and suggests ways to overcome pervasive myths about diversity and to provide equal educational opportunity for all students. The following key issues relevant to rural and small schools were emphasized in the conference sessions: (1) student assessment; (2) service integration; (3) educational leadership; (4) staff development; (5) multicultural education; (6) promoting community and family involvement in schools; (7) inclusion of disabled students; (8) educational software; (9) educational technology; (10) school improvement; (11) curriculum development; (12) educational change; and (13) role of superintendents. (LP)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Change Strategies, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Multicultural Education, Nondiscriminatory Education, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Small Schools, Staff Development
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Center for Rural Education and Small Schools.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For keynote speech, see RC 019 629.