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ERIC Number: EJ783861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 22
NCLB Technology and a Rural School: A Case Study
Cullen, Theresa A.; Brush, Thomas A.; Frey, Timothy J.; Hinshaw, Rebecca S.; Warren, Scott J.
Rural Educator, v28 n1 p9-16 Fall 2006
The requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) have presented special challenges and opportunities for rural schools (Reeves, 2003). Researchers have suggested that one way rural schools may be able to overcome these challenges is through an increase in the level of technology integration in their school (Collins & Dewees, 2001). This case study reports on one school's attempt to use grant resources funded through NCLB to integrate specific instructional technologies to facilitate increased student achievement. Through interviews and observations, the roles, attitudes, and difficulties of teachers and administrators in implementing a technology initiative in a rural middle school were observed, examined and discussed. Emerging themes included issues related to teacher ownership of the technology, teacher feelings of power and participation, differing goals of teachers and administrators, technical difficulties, school wide support, and changes in school culture.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, School Culture, Federal Legislation, Technology Integration, Educational Change, Educational Technology, Case Studies, Grants, Resource Allocation, Interviews, Observation, Teacher Role, Teacher Attitudes, Middle Schools
National Rural Education Association. Rural Educator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 Maryland Parkway Box 453002, Las Vegas, NV 89154-3002. Tel: 702-895-3478; Fax: 702-895-3492; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.unlv.edu/journals/ruraleducator/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001