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ERIC Number: ED437260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep-25
Pages: 48
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What Difference Do Local Schools Make? A Literature Review and Bibliography.
Salant, Priscilla; Waller, Anita
This paper reviews the literature on the noneducational impacts of rural schools on their communities and provides an annotated bibliography of sources. Taken as a whole, the literature suggests that the school-community relationship is multifaceted. Community schools have positive economic impacts related to local employment, retail sales, and infrastructure; have positive social impacts related to social integration and collective community identity; function as an arena for local politics; provide a resource for community development through student projects and school-to-work programs; and offer a delivery point for health and social services, improving access to health care and other services. Further research is needed in the following areas: K-12 educational uses of advanced communication technologies, which may remedy problems of geographic isolation; the economic impact of consolidation on school districts; outcome evaluation of school-community partnerships; and outcome-based analysis of rural school-based health centers. The annotated bibliography has two sections containing 43 research papers and 68 advocacy and position papers. Entries were published 1938-98 (primarily in the 1980s and 1990s) and include journal articles, federal documents, conference papers, monographs, books, book chapters, research bulletins, and master's theses. (SV)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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