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Fisher, Molly H.; Crawford, Ben – Rural Educator, 2020
Despite conditions that would work against a small and rural school in an impoverish rural area of the United States, Fairway Elementary School has managed to excel in its accountability measures. Through interviews with faculty, staff, teachers, students, and parents of children at Fairway Elementary School a model was developed through the lens…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Small Schools, Elementary Schools, School Effectiveness
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Hall, Cristin Marie; Bertuccio, Rebecca F.; Mazer, Timothy M.; Tawiah, Christeanna O. – Rural Educator, 2020
Although school-based youth homicides and student fear of attack or harm at school have slowly decreased over the past two decades (Musu-Gillette et al., 2018), students are not free from worry; violence is still present in schools. School violence refers to acts of physical force, harm, or power that occur on school grounds or at school events…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Safety, Violence, Weapons
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Durr, Tony; Kampmann, Jennifer; Hales, Patrick; Browning, Larry – Rural Educator, 2020
This article details a Title II grant funded professional development project for rural STEM teachers. For this project teachers were grouped in online professional learning communities (PLCs). Participants shared teaching videos and received feedback from their group members and university faculty. In a face-to-face workshop, participants were…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Internet, Rural Schools, STEM Education
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Power, Jillian R.; Musgrove, Ann T.; Nichols, Bryan H. – Rural Educator, 2020
This article shares the findings of a mixed-method study about the implementation of 1:1 computing in a small rural Florida school district. Researchers used multiple regression analyses to examine whether Davis' (1989) Technology Acceptance Model helped explain teachers' adoption of 1:1. The results indicated that the rural teachers' perceived…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Access to Computers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Ohlson, Matthew A.; Shope, Shane C.; Johnson, Jerry D. – Rural Educator, 2020
Faculty from two universities in Florida and Ohio designed, developed, and implemented programs to work with youth from their respective service regions to support college and career readiness initiatives. Both programs were directed by university faculty and utilized university resources to support K-12 students' career development skills. In…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Rural Schools, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Gallo, Jessica – Rural Educator, 2020
This study explored the question "What roles does rurality play in the professional lives of teachers in a Midwestern state?" Using narrative analysis of four participants' interviews about their lives and work in two rural towns, this paper compares participants' stories with dominant narratives about rural schools and communities in…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, School Community Relationship
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Azano, Amy Price; Callahan, Carolyn; Bass, Erika L.; Rasheed, Michelle – Rural Educator, 2020
In this "promising practices" piece, we draw from lessons learned from a larger research study exploring how alternative identification processes and curricular interventions might influence gifted education programming for students in rural school districts. In the larger study we sought to (a) increase the number of rural students…
Descriptors: Gifted Education, Rural Schools, Ability Identification, Place Based Education
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Zinger, Doron; Sandholtz, Judith Haymore; Ringstaff, Cathy – Rural Educator, 2020
Providing science instruction is an ongoing priority and challenge in elementary grades, especially in high-need rural schools. Nonetheless, few studies have investigated the factors that facilitate or limit teachers' science instruction in these settings, particularly since the introduction of the Next Generation Science Standards. In this study…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Rural Schools, National Standards
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Dunn, Morgan Cari; Saks, Norma Susswein – Rural Educator, 2020
The United States is experiencing a physician shortage and rural areas are especially impacted. Programs exist to recruit college and medical students to work in rural areas, but few programs are focused on the high school "pipeline." Medical students, residents and physicians who have lived in rural areas are more likely to practice in…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, High School Students, Career Choice, Health Occupations
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Courtney, Matthew B. – Rural Educator, 2020
Since 2015, the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has provided schools across the state with access to highly skilled instructional coaches. Primarily working in rural settings, these coaches provide a voluntary, integrated coaching model that focuses on building sustainable systems. Coaches provide a range of services, including systems…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Rural Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Tran, Henry; Hardie, Suzy; Gause, Simone; Moyi, Peter; Ylimaki, Rose – Rural Educator, 2020
Rurality is perceived by many to be a deficit or challenge when it comes to teacher recruitment and retention. However, recently, some have argued that moving away from a deficit model and treating rurality as an asset may hold promise for teacher staffing. Drawing on Person-Organization (P-O) fit theory, we extend this argument in our study by…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Recruitment
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Wallin, Dawn; Newton, Paul; Jutras, Mickey; Adilman, Jordan – Rural Educator, 2019
This paper reports on the ways in which teaching principals in rural schools in Alberta, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan, Canada enact instructional leadership within the five leadership domains conceptualized by Robinson, Lloyd, and Rowe (2008). Although participants suggested that they were "not where they wanted to be" in their efforts to…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Instructional Leadership, Rural Schools
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Wille, Alice M.; Maher, Miranda K.; Cornell, Sibyl R.; Kim, Angelica Coumanova; Reimers, Brad; Hess, Robyn S. – Rural Educator, 2019
Rural school personnel across three districts and states were interviewed to learn their experiences working with refugee youth and their families. These eleven individuals held different roles including administrators, special service providers, and teachers of English language learners (ELL). Through qualitative analysis, the broad themes of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Refugees, Rural Schools, English Language Learners
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Azano, Amy Price; Biddle, Catharine – Rural Educator, 2019
This article highlights various paradoxes and false dichotomies in rural education research. Using Paulo Freire's theories of oppression and critical awareness, the article delineates a theoretical framework designed to explore a reframing of rural education. We propose that this reframing would serve as rural praxis for school leaders and…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Educational Policy, Educational Research
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Mitchell, Robert; Wynhoff Olsen, Allison; Hampton, Patrick; Hicks, James; Long, Danette; Olsen, Kristofer – Rural Educator, 2019
One ongoing challenge that educator preparation programs frequently encounter is their limited ability to authentically expose preservice teachers (PSTs) to rural schools and potential careers in rural school districts. To remedy this concern, faculty at three institutions in both the United States and Australia have developed targeted initiatives…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs
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