ERIC Number: ED452011
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Changes & Challenges for Rural Schools.
Blair, Leslie Asher, Ed.
SEDLetter, v13 n1 Apr 2001
This theme issue of the newsletter SEDLetter contains articles about the challenges facing rural youth, communities, and schools, and the ways that rural schools are meeting those challenges. "When Rural Traditions Really Count" (Ullik Rouk) outlines the rural situation with regard to adolescent substance abuse, youth gangs, teen pregnancy, homelessness, poverty, and lack of services, and suggests school-community strategies for prevention and intervention. "Service Learning Sparks Community and Student Achievement in Balmorhea" (John V. Pennington) describes serving learning initiatives in a small Texas school and subsequent improvements in student achievement. "Change Is a Constant at Cochiti" (Pamela Porter) describes Montessori and multi-age approaches at a small New Mexico school and professional development efforts focused on curriculum development and accountability. "Oklahoma's Master Teachers Project Leads Teacher along a Professional Path" describes a study-group approach to professional development for science and math teachers. "Changing Practice To Meet Student Needs in Humphrey" (John V. Pennington) examines a small Arkansas school's effort to promote instructional coherence and develop consistency in student evaluation across grade levels. "Parkin Elementary School Networks for Success" (John V. Pennington) discusses a small Arkansas school's participation in the Reading Success Network. "Resources for Rural Schools" (Leslie Blair) describes general rural resources and resources related to service learning, mental health issues, after-school programs, and the links between school improvement and community development. Sidebars describe after-school programs, a cultural approach to substance use prevention, and Cochiti's improved math scores. (SV)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Professional Development, Rural Education, Rural Schools, Rural Youth, School Community Relationship, Small Schools, Social Problems, Youth Problems
For full text: http://www.sedl.org/pubs/sedletter/v13n01/v13n01.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: Theme issue.