ERIC Number: EJ902120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
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Prospects of the Development of the Rural Schools
Berdashkevich, A.; Vlasov, V.
Russian Education and Society, v52 n11 p59-71 Nov 2010
According to data of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, in the 2006-2007 school year the number of daytime enrollment general education institutions was 58,500, with 38,600 of that number in rural areas. The total enrollment of all such schools was 14.3 million children, of which 4.4 million were in rural areas. From 2002 through 2007 the number of general education institutions was reduced by 6,000, and of that number 5,100 were in rural areas while 900 were in urban areas. The largest percentage of rural schools that were closed down occurred in the Northwest and the Urals federal districts (more than 18%). As a result, the problem of the rural population's access to education services only worsened. This paper highlights the problems facing the rural schools in Russia which include the inadequate provision for the material and technical needs of the teaching and learning process and the inadequate support and social welfare of the rural schoolteacher.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, General Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Rural Urban Differences, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Policy, Educational Planning, School Closing, Enrollment Rate, Barriers, Population Trends, Change Strategies, Rural Sociology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Russia