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ERIC Number: EJ796341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Reenergizing Small Communities: A Vital Role for Rural Schools
Wright, Kathleen Anne
Educational Forum, v71 n4 p345-360 Dec 2007
New ways of participating in rural communities and in community development have evolved as the structure of rural communities has changed. In some communities, the impetus to redefine and reenergize is strong while, in others, ways to move forward have yet to be identified (Pomeroy 1997). Rural schools serve a vital role in recreating communities in a highly mobile, industrialized society. According to Lyson (2005, 26), "It is important for policy makers, educational administrators, and local citizens to understand that schools are vital to rural communities." This article, which is a follow-up to the author's case study involving a small New Zealand rural school (published in The Educational Forum 2003), examines the vital role schools play in recharging small communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand