Academic journal article Rural Educator

From the Editor

Academic journal article Rural Educator

From the Editor

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About this issue: In this issue, we have a variety of articles relevant to teaching and leadership in rural schools. The rural research brief written by Shawn Anderson discusses how math is essential to agricultural education and career and technical education. Our first article written by Debra O'Neal, Marjorie Ringler, and Diane Rodriguez discusses rural North Carolina teachers' concerns about meeting the needs of English language learners in their classrooms. Next, Kathy Brashears writes about Appalachian parents' perceptions about writing. Her research informs leaders and teachers in rural schools, especially those located in high poverty areas, about how educators may misperceive parental involvement and how this may negatively impact student writing performance. In the following article, Patricia Hardré, David Sullivan and Natasha Roberts present findings from their research in Oklahoma and discuss strategies that appear to be highly motivational for student success in rural school settings. The fourth article, written by Brent Winand and Carla Edelfson, presents an action research project that describes the process, successes, and pitfalls for involving all stakeholders in strategic planning in a rural district in Ohio. …

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