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Johnson, Jerry; Ohlson, Matthew A.; Shope, Shane – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2018
In this descriptive and comparative study, we present results highlighting the complexity and scope of the challenges facing rural districts as they navigate the changing demographics of the students and families they serve. Rapid increases in the number and concentration of racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse students in rural areas…
Descriptors: Demography, Social Change, Population Trends, Rural Areas
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Royce, Penny; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1991
Describes Project NETWORC, a three-year Nevada program that uses an audio teleconferencing system to provide early childhood special education courses from the University of Nevada-Reno to preservice students and professionals in rural areas. Discusses educational objectives, telecourse content and technical components, student population, and…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, Education Courses, Higher Education
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Neufeld, Jerry; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1995
In rural northeast Nevada, the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and Lander County School District collaborated to develop and administer an after-school program for at-risk elementary students that provided care, homework sessions, and life skills education. Results included increased community support for such programs and improvements…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Community Attitudes, Community Services, Cooperative Programs
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Perkins, Cybil; Walter, Marilyn – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1987
Describes a program which addresses the needs of underserved handicapped children who live in isolated rural areas of Nevada. Covers the program's computer-assisted, home-based curricula and video-assisted, home-based assessment and instruction as well as evaluation methodology and results of preliminary child-progress data. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Home Programs, Outreach Programs
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Demchak, MaryAnn; Morgan, Carl R. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1997
A survey of special education directors investigated the provision of related services to disabled students in rural Nevada. Difficulties included hiring qualified personnel, low numbers of students needing particular services, geographic dispersement of students, and distance from urban areas. Solutions included collaboration with other agencies,…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs