ERIC Number: ED448970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation, Prevention, Questionnaires, Rural Schools, School Administration, School Community Relationship, School Safety, Violence
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
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: AEL, Inc., Charleston, WV.