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ERIC Number: EJ809262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Educational Priorities and Capacity: A Rural Perspective
Wallin, Dawn C.; Reimer, Laura
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n3 p591-613 2008
This study examined the congruence between the priorities of the Manitoba Government's "Kindergarten to Senior 4 (K-S4) Education Agenda for Student Success" and priorities of stakeholders in a rural Manitoba school division, and the division's capacity to achieve them. Capacity included three components for success: Legitimization of Alternatives, Diverse Networks, and Resource Mobilization. The findings suggest that the theoretical conceptualizations of how rural areas develop and/or thrive have yet to be refined. Many of the findings coincide with Howley's (1997) ideas that school reform efforts tend to essentialize schooling across contexts for reasons that do not always reflect local purposes, interests, and/or capacities. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada