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ERIC Number: ED491047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 26
Abstractor: ERIC
Ten Precepts about the Circumstance of Rural Education. Occasional Paper No. 11
Howley, Craig, B.
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM), Ohio University
This paper is a slightly revised version of a formal lecture given on July 29, 2004, to the second cohort of ACCLAIM doctoral students on the final night of a course titled "Rural Education: Historical Perspective." This essay shares the following ten precepts of rural education, which are principles intended as teachings: (1) Rural areas and cities "have made one another"; (2) There "never was" a golden age of rural virtue; (3) All human sins operate in and on the country ("rural is not an idyll"); (4) "Rural" circumstance is a setting of meanings more than it is a set of characteristics; (5) Rural meanings are founded on a "sense of place"; (6) The spread of The World City and of its meanings "obliterates places"; (7) The World City is founded on "placeless" ("globalization"); (8) The "national economy" has become the economy of The World City; (9) "Cosmopolitan meanings" increasingly determine the character of schooling in rural places; and (10) Rural people must struggle "to imagine and articulate" decent futures in which community and place figure prominently. (Contains 7 endnotes. For Occasional Paper No. 12, see ED485731.)
ACCLAIM Research Initiative University, McCracken Hall, College of Education, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45710. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Univ., Athens. Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A