ERIC Number: EJ612347
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Top-Down, Routinized Reform in Low-Income, Rural Schools: NSF's Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative.
Bickel, Robert; Tomasek, Terry; Eagle, Teresa Hardman
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v8 n12 2000
Describes and evaluates the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative, a six-state consortium for academic improvement supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), that focuses on low-income rural schools. The 1-day, one-school site visits that constitute program reviews in this initiative are unlikely to enhance achievement in either science or mathematics. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rural Schools, Science Achievement
Electronic journal available at http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa; 19 pages. Also available from the ERIC Document Reproduction Service. For commentary, see TM 522 952.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
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