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ERIC Number: EJ842081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
Respect and Responsibility: Review of Research on Small Rural Schools in England
Hargreaves, Linda M.
International Journal of Educational Research, v48 n2 p117-128 2009
This paper reviews 25 years of research on small rural schools in England, in a period of unprecedented educational reform, and shift in government policy on small schools from persistent threat of closure through a period of a centrally funded "presumption against closure" in the early 2000s. It notes a dearth of funded or peer-reviewed research since that time, but reports new research on the status of teachers in small rural schools who feel greater responsibility towards, and sense greater respect from people inside and outside schools than do their large urban school counterparts. A call for theory-led, well-designed, comparative and large-scale studies, the application of the new definition of rurality, and research which seeks pupil and community voices is expressed. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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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: United Kingdom (England)