Rural Education Research in the United States: State of the by Gwen C. Nugent, Gina M. Kunz, Susan M. Sheridan, Todd A.

By Gwen C. Nugent, Gina M. Kunz, Susan M. Sheridan, Todd A. Glover, Lisa L. Knoche

This quantity represents present and futuristic deliberating seminal rural schooling researchers, with the aim of offering views and instructions to notify the paintings of rural schooling examine, perform, and coverage.  With an emphasis on leveraging collaboration between key rural schooling stakeholders, this identify either outlines our present learn wisdom base and maps a destiny study schedule for maximizing the academic studies and fulfillment of rural K-12 scholars and their households and educators within the usa. In interpreting the interrelated affects of instructor practices, relatives engagement, school/community atmosphere and contextual elements, the publication deals the evidence-based insights of seminal researchers on concerns starting from specialist improvement and family-school partnership techniques to methodological issues. It additionally explores the wishes, possibilities and realities linked to translating learn to the arenas of perform and coverage – whereas contemplating how the latter can tell destiny scholarship. 

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Rural Education Research in the United States: State of the Science and Emerging Directions

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Jordan and Hargrove (1987) applied eight urban/rural definitions to 93 counties within Nebraska and found that the majority (54 %) of the counties were defined as rural by seven of the eight taxonomies. Jordan and Hargrove also used cluster analysis techniques to statistically derive four clusters of potential sub-counties within nonmetropolitan counties. The authors note the cluster analyses were especially sensitive to the specific indicators used to operationalize rural, such that different clusters were obtained depending on which indicators were included in the model.

2. How can families’ and practitioners’ experiences with family-school partnership approaches/programs inform future rural education research? 3. What are the next immediate steps for rural education research, practice and policy related to community and family influences on rural students’ success? Questions Dealing with School and Contextual Influences on rural Student Academic Success: 1. Based on the research and your experiences, what do you believe schools, districts, states and universities have begun to learn about school and contextual factors that influence student outcomes in rural communities?

Catalano, R. F. (2011). Rural adolescent alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use: A comparison of students in Victoria, Australia, and Washington State, United States. Journal of Rural Health, 27, 409–415. , & Bucholtz, S. (2008). Defining the “rural” in rural America.

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