Academic journal article Rural Educator

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Academic journal article Rural Educator

Comments from the Guest Editors

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Teachers and administrators in rural school districts are faced with many of the same challenges as their colleagues in larger school districts. Issues of leadership, ethical behavior, good decision-making, curriculum alignment, and assessment are of vital importance to those of us who serve in rural schools. The articles in this issue of The Rural Educator have been selected for the insight and guidance they offer on some of the challenges confronting educators daily. We hope that you will enjoy them. But more importantly, we trust that you will find them useful.

Three of these articles focus on rural school administrators. A Closer Look at Rural Superintendents examines the unique characteristics of these school leaders. The author examines demographic information, superintendent training, professional experiences, major responsibilities, and problems facing rural superintendents. The article reviews data from national studies and identifies some unique characteristics of rural superintendents that may be overlooked.

In a second article, authors Wallin and Sackney use schools in Saskatchewan to examine the career patterns of female rural school administrators. The authors discuss the impact of community type, gender relationships, and organizational fit to illustrate the conditions in rural schools that raise barriers for female administrators and those that support them. …

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