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Rural Community Organization

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ISBN : UVA:X030450812
Genre : Community organization
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Why Rural Schools Matter

Author : Mara Casey Tieken
ISBN : 9781469618494
Genre : Education
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From headlines to documentaries, urban schools are at the center of current debates about education. From these accounts, one would never know that 51 million Americans live in rural communities and depend on their public schools to meet not only educational but also social and economic needs. For many communities, these schools are the ties that bind. Why Rural Schools Matter shares the untold story of rural education. Drawing upon extensive research in two southern towns, Mara Tieken exposes the complicated ways in which schools shape the racial dynamics of their towns and sustain the communities that surround them. The growing power of the state, however, brings the threat of rural school closure, which jeopardizes the education of children and the future of communities. With a nuanced understanding of the complicated relationship between communities and schools, Tieken warns us that current education policies--which narrow schools' purpose to academic achievement alone--endanger rural America and undermine the potential of a school, whether rural or urban, to sustain a community. Vividly demonstrating the effects of constricted definitions of public education in an era of economic turmoil and widening inequality, Tieken calls for a more contextual approach to education policymaking, involving both state and community.

Invisible Children In The Society And Its Schools

Author : Sue Books
ISBN : 9781317374329
Genre : Education
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The authors in this book use the metaphors of invisibility and visibility to explore the social and school lives of many children and young people in North America whose complexity, strengths, and vulnerabilities are largely unseen in the society and its schools. These “invisible children” are socially devalued in the sense that alleviating the difficult conditions of their lives is not a priority—children who are subjected to derogatory stereotypes, who are educationally neglected in schools that respond inadequately if at all to their needs, and who receive relatively little attention from scholars in the field of education or writers in the popular press. The chapter authors, some of the most passionate and insightful scholars in the field of education today, detail oversights and assaults, visible and invisible, but also affirm the capacity of many of these young people to survive, flourish, and often educate others, despite the painful and even desperate circumstances of their lives. By sharing their voices, providing basic information about them, and offering thoughtful analysis of their social situation, this volume combines education and advocacy in an accessible volume responsive to some of the most pressing issues of our time. Although their research methodologies differ, all of the contributors aim to get the facts straight and to set them in a meaningful context. New in the Third Edition: Chapters retained from the previous edition have been thoroughly revised and updated, and five totally new chapters have been added on the topics of: *young people pushed into the “school-to-prison” pipeline; *the “environmental landscape” of two out-of-school Mexican migrant teens in the rural Midwest; *the perceptions and practices, in and outside schools, that construct African American boys as school failures; *negative portrayals of blackness in the context of understanding the “collateral damage of continued white privilege”; and *working-class pregnant and parenting teens’ efforts to create positive identities for themselves. Of interest to a broad range of researchers, students, and practitioners across the field of education, this compelling book is accessible to all readers. It is particularly appropriate as a text for courses that address the social context of education, cultural and political change, and public policy, including social foundations of education, sociology of education, multicultural education, curriculum studies, and educational policy.

Leadership For Rural Schools

Author : Donald M. Chalker
ISBN : 9780810844360
Genre : Education
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More than 50% of America's schools today exist in rural settings. This book addresses the distinctiveness of rural school leaders, identifies issues encountered by administrators, faculty, and students, and concludes by proposing new standards for rural schools in general and their leaders. This book will be of special interest to everyone involved in the operation of a rural school district.

Rural America Today

Author : George Alan Works
ISBN : UOM:39015068296576
Genre : Country life
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Rural Education For The Twenty First Century

Author : Kai A. Schafft
ISBN : 9780271036823
Genre : Education
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"A collection of essays examining the various social, cultural, and economic intersections of rural place and global space, as viewed through the lens of education. Explores practices that offer both problems and possibilities for the future of rural schools and communities, in the United States and abroad"--Provided by publisher.

The Rural Community And The Small School

Author : Diana Forsythe
ISBN : UOM:39015001746844
Genre : Education
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The Rural Teacher And His Work In Community Leadership In School Administration And In Mastery Of The School Subjects

Author : Harold Waldstein Foght
ISBN : UCAL:B3114270
Genre : Farm life
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World Yearbook Of Education 1970

Author : Joseph A. Lauwerys
ISBN : 9781136168208
Genre : Education
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"First Published in 2005, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."

Leading Schools In An Era Of Declining Resources

Author : J. Howard Johnston
ISBN : 9781317820673
Genre : Education
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Every day, school leaders across the country are having to make difficult decisions in this economically demanding environment. If you are a leader facing this challenge in your own school or district, this is the book you need! Experienced educators Johnston and Williamson offer practical advice to help you tackle a variety of tough issues, including staff reductions and program termination. You’ll learn how to... Wring every bit of performance out of every available dollar Plan innovations and evaluate their effectiveness Engage faculty and the community Streamline operations using digital technology and social media Use four strategies—reduce, refine, restructure, and regenerate—to make your school more efficient and effective Each chapter is filled with tips, tools, exercises, and mini-cases to help you apply these ideas to your own situation. You’ll gain the confidence and knowledge to manage your budget while ensuring your students get the full benefit of a quality education.

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