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ERIC Number: EJ748533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1060-9393
How to Avoid the Negative Consequences of Restructuring the Network of Rural Schools
Suvorova, Galina
Russian Education and Society, v46 n12 p30-41 Dec 2004
Because of the destruction of the agricultural sector of Russia's economy, there is no demand for workers in the countryside, and, as a consequence, the able-bodied population is leaving the countryside and the birth rate has gone down drastically. These factors have resulted in the liquidation of kindergartens and small-enrollment schools and a decline in the number of institutions of education and upbringing in the countryside. On the whole, the current state of rural schools demands immediate intervention and assistance, from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation and regional administrators down to raion and village-level administrators. In this article, the author presents several recommendations in addressing this problem. These recommendations include: (1) Creation of boarding facilities attached to secondary schools in areas that have tiny and sparse populations and inadequate road network; (2) Creation of intercommunity primary and incomplete secondary schools that can make use of a comfortable transportation system that runs on a small radial loop route in sparsely populated areas; and (3) Creation of secondary or an incomplete secondary schools for areas with classical, medium-sized pattern of population settlement and with satisfactory roads. A proposed model of a rural school that comprises an incomplete secondary school, a basic school with an additional department in which groups are put together of children of different ages is also described in this article. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Russia