Academic journal article Rural Educator

From the Editor

Academic journal article Rural Educator

From the Editor

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Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of the Rural Educator. This is my penultimate issue of the Rural Educator as editor. I have enjoyed my five years in this role, but now it is time to move on. I will continue to be an advocate of Rural Education and hope to keep strong connections the NREA. In the interim, please keep articles coming and I will pass these on to the new editors once they have been appointed.

In the first article, Latham, Smith and Wright used a mixed methods approach to examine the leadership practices of rural primary school principals in the Otago province of New Zealand. Key findings indicated leadership practices varied across contexts of large rural and small rural schools; having a local curriculum was critical; and, communication and involvement with parents and the community were essential.

In the second article, Freeman reviewed 20 years of research on rural population loss and migration theory to anticipate how patterns of rural youth mobility might intersect with the Common Core State Standards' emphasis on preparing highschool students to be career and college ready. …

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