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ERIC Number: ED448970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
[Rural School Administrator's Resources.]
AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.
This packet contains resources on five topics relevant to rural school administrators. "Assessing Parent Involvement: A Checklist for Rural Schools": discusses educator beliefs that support successful parent engagement programs, challenges and advantages of rural schools attempting to involve parents and community, and aspects of successful programs; lists 10 Web sites providing parent involvement resources; and presents a 12-item checklist to assess parent involvement. "Community Asset Mapping" discusses: the importance of mapping community strengths and resources; steps in creating an asset map; and suggestions for generating a community profile, completing a community capacity inventory, and conducting a "windshield survey.""Community Engagement: An Inventory": briefly reviews research findings with practical implications for community engagement; describes four relevant resource centers; and presents the five-part Community Engagement Inventory. "Creating Safer Rural Schools: Involving the Community" discusses: risk factors for school violence; guidelines for creating a community team to plan school safety, identifying areas for action inside and outside the school, and planning for a crisis; and two recommended books. Two checklists cover: school policies and procedures to prevent violence; and physical features of the school building and campus. "Rural School Facilities Planning Process: A Checklist" presents a checklist that focuses on: gathering information before planning begins; designing a rural school to accommodate curricular and extracurricular activities; and planning a facility that engages the community. Six relevant books and organizations are listed. (SV)
AEL, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325-1348. Tel: 304-347-0400; Tel: 800-624-9120 (Toll Free). Available as part of the Rural School Administrators' Resource Kit, which includes the Rural Education Directory: Organizations and Resources, 2001 ($20).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.