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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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Allen, Ann; Roberts, J. Kessa – Rural Educator, 2019
Employing concepts of place and space, we consider the implementation of Early College initiatives in two small school districts in Ohio, situated in very different regions of the state. One is a rural district near the foothills of Appalachia, and the other is a small town district on the shores of Lake Erie. The paper examines data collected…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Bound Students, High School Students, Rural Schools
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Kinkley, Ian C.; Yun, John T. – Rural Educator, 2019
This paper examines rural public school student population change in Illinois and explores the implications of these changes on educational leadership. Secondary analysis of 16 years of data from NCES Common Core of Data Universe Surveys illuminates population change in terms of student enrollment and demographic characteristics. Findings suggest…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Population Trends, School Demography, Enrollment
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Reading, Chris; Khupe, Constance; Redford, Morag; Wallin, Dawn; Versland, Tena; Taylor, Neil; Hampton, Patrick – Rural Educator, 2019
At a time when social, economic and political decisions, along with environmental events, challenge the viability of remote communities, educators need to better prepare young people in these communities to work towards sustainability. Remote locations can be defined by their inaccessibility rather than just distance from the nearest services,…
Descriptors: Geographic Isolation, Community Needs, Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Davidson, Shelby; Butcher, Jennifer – Rural Educator, 2019
This qualitative phenomenological narrative inquiry research study used narrative inquiry to investigate rural superintendents' experiences with the application of principle-centered leadership in their districts. Ten superintendents from rural districts in east Texas were interviewed. Narratives were analyzed by organizing, describing,…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Superintendents, Empowerment, Leadership Styles
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Goldman, Anna-Margaret – Rural Educator, 2019
Access has been an ongoing issue for rural students. In this study, I examined factors that have been proven barriers and supports for rural students. Rural college students who were part of the TRiO program at a flagship university shared barriers and supports to access higher education. Students talked about their college journeys by telling…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Rural Schools, College Students
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Turner, Jon; Finch, Kim; Uribe-Zarain, Ximena – Rural Educator, 2019
The four-day school week is a concept that has been utilized in rural schools for decades to respond to budgetary shortfalls. There has been little peer-reviewed research on the four-day school week that has focused on the perception of parents who live in school districts that have recently switched to the four-day model. This study collected…
Descriptors: School Districts, Rural Schools, School Schedules, Parent Attitudes
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Grace, Cathy – Rural Educator, 2019
House Republicans passed a bill that would dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the current health care insurance plan provided to low income families. The non-Partisan Congressional Budget Office reviewed the legislation, and has determined that if some portion of the legislation is also passed by the Senate, it would leave 14 million more…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Budgets, Health Services, Low Income
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Brenner, Devon – Rural Educator, 2019
This policy brief summarizes and critiques the findings of the US Department of Education's Section 5005 Report on Rural Education. In September of 2018, the Department of Education released the "Section 5005 Report on Rural Education: Final Report." The report was written in response to a provision of the Every Student Succeeds Act of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Rural Education
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Hansen, Cindy – Rural Educator, 2018
The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the factors that influenced a principal's decision to leave his or her rural school. Six principals who left their rural Minnesota schools within the previous year were interviewed to determine the perceived factors that led to their departure decisions. Factors were grouped into personal,…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Labor Turnover
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Knutson, Peter; Del Carlo, Dawn – Rural Educator, 2018
Relationships play a strong role in rural communities and education, and multiplex relationships--relationships that can overlap due to multiple contexts of interaction in a rural school--are unique to the rural setting. This study focused on multiplex relationships and their impact on science classroom performance, as measured by science…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Science Education, Rural Schools, Science Tests
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Ohlson, Matthew; Johnson, Jerry; Shope, Shane; Rivera, Jennifer – Rural Educator, 2018
The Essential Three (e3) is a professional learning series that focuses on supporting rural school districts and school leaders as they engage in the important work of prioritizing and determining areas of instructional focus. As educators transition to new rigorous state and national standards and face the challenges of learning newly adopted…
Descriptors: Rural Education, Rural Schools, Partnerships in Education, Consortia
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