ERIC Number: ED414150
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Rural Schools: A Model for Rural School Improvement.
Southwest Region Schools, Dillingham, AK.
An Effective Rural Schools delivery model for small rural high schools was developed by teachers, parents, community members, and principals in a southwestern Alaska district. The model aimed to replace the typical "bush" high school model with effective resource management and delivery strategies that would work in small high schools. The school year was restructured into three 12-week trimesters, each divided into 1-week and 11-week periods. During the 1-week period, students receive intensive instruction from specialized teachers in such areas as child development, cultural activities, study skills, career planning, and goal setting. On-the-job training is also provided. During the 11-week period of each trimester, students are taught core courses in math and language arts by site-based teachers and content courses other than math and language arts by itinerant subject-certified teachers. The content courses are offered in 135-minute blocks; students are given a choice among at least 2 content strands. Goals, objectives, projects, activities, and assessments are identified and integrated through team teaching and collaboration between core and content teachers. (SAS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwest Region Schools, Dillingham, AK.