ERIC Number: ED495024
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Mathematics Education in Rural Georgia: Social, Political, and Economic Factors. Working Paper No. 35
Sloan, Margaret Hall
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM)
The purpose of this study was to explore the ways in which social, political, and economic factors impact the teaching and learning of mathematics in a small rural school in Georgia. Focusing on a charter school that seeks to educate approximately 275 pre-K through 12th grade students, the study was intended to give voice to the residents of the county, with an emphasis on those who are most closely associated with the school: students, parents, teachers, and administrators. Additionally, county officials, employers, and other members of the community shared their thoughts about the school and the ways in which students are being prepared for the future. The data suggest that small rural communities can establish and maintain effective and, by most definitions, successful schools. (Contains 6 footnotes.)
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Rural Schools, Social Influences, Political Influences, Economic Factors, Mathematics Education, Rural Areas, Counties, Community Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Environment, African American Education, Distance Education, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Curriculum
Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics (ACCLAIM). Research Initiative, McCracken Hall, College of Education, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45710. Tel: 740-593-9869; Web site: http://www.acclaim-math.org/clearinghouse.aspx
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: Parents; Students; Teachers; Administrators
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Ohio Univ., Athens. Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning, Assessment, and Instruction in Mathematics.
Identifiers - Location: Georgia