ERIC Number: ED418820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Planning Schools for Rural Communities.
Harmon, Hobart; Howley, Craig; Smith, Charles; Dickens, Ben
School improvement in rural places cannot succeed without attention to the rural context of learning. Most especially, smaller schools need to be preserved and sustained in rural areas, particularly impoverished communities, for the sake of student achievement and personal development. This school improvement tool suggests the character of a "good rural community school" and briefly considers the relationships among learning, community, and facility construction in rural areas. A 20-point "Rural Community Schools' Facility Checklist" is included that reflects connections to community, curriculum, and issues related to quality of life in rural places. A resources section describes 3 helpful books and 6 organizations, and contains 10 references. (SAS)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Community Planning, Community Schools, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, Small Schools
Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc., P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV.