ERIC Number: ED544037
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Renaissance: Revitalizing Small High Schools. Bulletin, 1961, No. 11. OE-36003
Ford, Edmund A.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
The latest available statistics for 1958-59 indicate there were 8,084 small schools and that they had enrolled in them 1,650,000 pupils. It is a matter of conjecture how much these figures will be reduced in the next 10 years, but there is considerable doubt that the reduction will be a truly significant one. In any event the current figures are rather formidable ones when it is recognized that these represent 42 percent of all 19,191 high schools and 20 percent of the 8 1/4 million young people enrolled in high schools. This bulletin presents a story of the first modifications to have been brought about in recent years which involve broad experimentations designed to improve the instructional programs of small high schools. (Contains 1 figure.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Educational History, Rural Schools, High Schools, Small Schools, Instructional Improvement, Educational Change, Experimental Programs, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Television, School Schedules, School Organization, School Administration, Teacher Education, Team Teaching, Itinerant Teachers, Teacher Aides, Correspondence Study, Teaching Machines, Programmed Instructional Materials, Philanthropic Foundations, Instructional Films, Audiovisual Aids, Flexible Scheduling, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Connecticut; Indiana; Michigan; New York; Virginia