ERIC Number: ED445855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Rural School Facilities: Design, Construction, Finance, and Public Support.
Dewees, Sarah, Ed.; Hammer, Patricia Cahape, Ed.
While the condition of rural school facilities varies across the country, most rural school districts face similar issues as they consider new facility construction, renovations, or additions. These issues are how to gain public support for funding, how to make the best use of local resources, how to design buildings that meet a variety of community needs, and how to design facilities that optimize instruction and use of technology. This book contains seven edited papers presented at the National Working Conference on Improving Rural School Facilities, held in Kansas City (Missouri) in March 1998. The papers are: (1) "Trends and Issues Affecting School Facilities in Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities for Action" (Sarah Dewees, Glen Earthman); (2) "Financing Facilities in Rural School Districts: Variations among the States and the Case of Arkansas" (Mary F. Hughes); (3) "Preserving Heritage While Restoring and Improving Facilities: A Rural Community's Experience" (Burton Edward Dickerson); (4) "Creating Technology Infrastructures in a Rural School District: A Partnership Approach" (Dennis Jensen); (5) "Gaining Rural Community Support for a Bond Issue: A Superintendent's Experience" (Stephen Dean Bohrer); (6) "Maintaining Respect for the Past and Flexibility for the Future: Additions and Renovations as an Integrated Sequence" (Dan Swedberg); and (7) "Managing the Rural School Facility Construction Process" (Angelo Passarelli, Wade Goehring, Anne Harley). (Contains references in each chapter.) (SV)
Descriptors: Community Support, Construction Programs, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Rural Schools, School Buildings, School Community Relationship, School Districts, School Support
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.
Note: For individual chapters, see RC 022 641-647.