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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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Klocko, Barbara; Justis, Riley J. – Rural Educator, 2019
As stress impacts the organization and operations of a school, leader stressors may be determined by the setting, years of experience of the leader, and the greater educational landscape in which the principal must lead. The researchers sought to differentiate between the perceived stress and joy of urban and rural school principals. Findings…
Descriptors: Principals, Rural Schools, Leadership Responsibility, Stress Variables
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Rearden, Kristin T.; Bertling, Joy G. – Rural Educator, 2019
This longitudinal case study explored one rural elementary art teacher's praxis for two years after she participated in professional development sessions on place-based education (PBE). These sessions focused specifically on PBE within the discipline of art for K-12 art educators in a geographically-large southeastern school district. Through…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Elementary School Teachers, Art Teachers, Faculty Development
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Coady, Maria – Rural Educator, 2019
Rural teachers and educators are increasingly called upon to build partnerships with families who use languages other than English in the home (US DOE, 2016). This is equally true for rural schools, where the number of multilingual families is small, and the language and cultural backgrounds of students differs from those of school. This article…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Family School Relationship, Multilingualism, Parent Participation
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Hvidston, David; McKim, Courtney Ann – Rural Educator, 2019
The goals for this quantitative study were to examine superintendents' perceptions regarding their own supervision and evaluation of principals in a rural state. Five research questions guided the qualitative inquiry: (1) What are the perceptions of superintendents' regarding their supervision of principals?; (2) What are the perceptions of…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Administrator Attitudes, Supervision, Principals
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish; Li, Haiyan; Renn, Jennifer – Rural Educator, 2019
Families moving to new settings mix and blend languages as they are influenced and shaped by their new social contexts and the languages around them. This unique phenomenon has been described as language contact or linguistic transformation (Fishman, 2001; García, 2009). Little research, however, has been conducted related to the dynamic languages…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Rural Areas, Multiple Literacies, Social Environment
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McHenry-Sorber, Erin – Rural Educator, 2019
The "Rural Educator" (TRE) editor Erin McHenry-Sorber recently spoke with three of the authors of the biennial report on the status of rural education published by the Rural School and Community Trust in partnership with the College Board and the American Association of School Administrators (AASA): The School Superintendents'…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Reports, Educational Indicators, Educational Trends
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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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