Journal of Research in Rural Education (Online)

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Vol. 35, No. 4, 2019

College Aspirations and Access in Working-Class Communities: The Mixed Signals, Challenges, and New Language First-Generation Students Encounter
Ardoin, S. (2018). College aspirations and access in working-class communities: The mixed signals, challenges, and new language first-generation students encounter. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.Citation: Grant, P. (2019). Book review of "College aspirations...
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Vol. 35, No. 3, 2019

Circumstances Preceding Dropout among Rural High School Students: A Comparison with Urban Peers
In both Canada and the United States, high schools with high dropout rates are located in areas of concentrated disadvantage (DePaoli, Balfanz, & Bridgeland, 2016). Although many of these schools are found in poor innercity neighbourhoods, a significant...
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Vol. 35, No. 8, 2019

No Longer Forgotten: The Triumphs and Struggles of Rural Education in America
McShane, M. Q., & Smarick, A. (2018). No longer forgotten: The triumphs and struggles of rural education in America. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.Citation: Cervone, J. A. (2019). Book review of "McShane, M. Q., & Smarick, A. (2015). No...
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Vol. 35, No. 9, 2019

An Anchor for the Region: Examining a Regional Comprehensive University's Eff Orts to Serve Its Rural, Appalachian Community
Citation: Orphan, C. M., & McClure, K. R. (2019). An anchor for the region: Examining a regional comprehensive university's efforts to serve its rural, Appalachian community. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 35(9), 1-19. Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.26209/jrre3509Recent...
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Vol. 35, No. 7, 2019

On Resisting "Awayness" and Being a Good Insider: Early Career Scholars Revisit Coladarci's Swan Song a Decade Later
In 1983, Massey and Crosby argued that rural communities are "invisible," stating, "Rural residents are far more likely to suffer in silence than demand attention from the agencies and institutions ostensibly designed to serve them" (p. 266). However,...
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Vol. 35, No. 2, 2019

Recruiting, Hiring, and Training Alaska's Rural Teachers: How Superintendents Practice Place-Conscious Leadership
The United States is in the midst of national teacher shortages that have been repeatedly characterized as a "crisis" (Gunn, 2018; Picchi, 2018) or a "perfect storm" of increased demand for teachers (Ingersoll, Merrill, & Stuckey, 2014; Ingersoll...
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Vol. 35, No. 6, 2019

Making Sense of Place: A Case Study of a Sensemaking in a Rural School-Community Partnership
Citation: Zuckerman, S. J. (2019). Making sense of place: A case study of a sensemaking in a rural school-community partnership. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 35(6), 1-18. Retrieved from: https://doi.org/10.26209/jrre3506In the United States,...
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Vol. 35, No. 1, 2019

Crucial Support, Vital Aspirations: The College and Career Aspirations of Rural Black and Latinx Middle School Students in a Community- and Youth-Based Leadership Program
Despite the growing body of literature on college and career aspirations of Black students (e.g., Freeman, 2005; Jayakumar, Vue, & Allen, 2013) and Latinx1 students (e.g., Harklau, 2013; O'Connor, Hammack, & Scott, 2010; Pérez & McDonough,...
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Vol. 35, No. 5, 2019

Challenging Both Rural Advantage and Disadvantage Narratives: The Effects of Family Factors on American Student College Expectations in the Early 2010s
Citation: Li, X. (2019). Challenging both rural advantage and disadvantage narratives: The effects of family factors on American student college expectations in the early 2010s. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 35(5), 1-16. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.26209/jrre3505College...
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Vol. 33, No. 2, 2018

Racial/Ethnic Test Score Gaps and the Urban Continuum
Racial and ethnic achievement gaps are one of the most studied issues in education research, receiving perennial attention from media outlets and policy circles. Understandably, the dialogue around these achievement gaps usually resides in the practical...
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Vol. 33, No. 7, 2018

Imagining the Rural Future: A Response to Howley, Clifton & Howley
Imagining the Rural Future: A Response to Howley, Clifton & HowleyI am pleased to be given the opportunity to respond to Howley, Clifton, and Howley's (2018) essay review of my book (Cervone, 2018) not only because the authors examine, critique,...
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Vol. 33, No. 3, 2018

Revisiting the Rural Superintendency: Rethinking Guiding Theories for Contemporary Practice
The contemporary rural superintendency is a practice in need of a theory. Rural district leadership work has been undertheorized through a reliance on dichotomous insider/outsider constructions of the rural superintendent and, more recently, prescriptive...
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Vol. 33, No. 9, 2018

The Unintended Consequences of Cohorts: How Social Relationships Can Infl Uence the Retention of Rural Teachers Recruited by Cohort-Based Alternative Pathway Programs
Teacher recruitment and retention has long interested scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. According to the National Center for Education Statistics' Teacher Follow-Up Survey, teacher attrition in the United States has grown steadily since the...
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Vol. 33, No. 8, 2018

Equality, History and an End to Whiteness
Equality, History and an End to WhitenessResearch in education, but notably also in history (as James suggests here), is much better conceived and practiced as a kind of conversation than as a scheme for outing the facts. Of course, some colleagues (particularly...
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Vol. 33, No. 1, 2018

Rural Educational Attainment: The Importance of Context
The study of educational attainment (EA) has taken on new significance against the complex backdrop of a rapidly changing globalized economy, an increasing need for a competitive and skilled workforce (Carnevale & Smith, 2013), and the enduring need...
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Vol. 33, No. 5, 2018

New Horizons in the Osage Nation: Agricultural Education and Leadership Development
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma has recently experienced significant growth in educational programming, while simultaneously (re)acquiring significant tracts of land. During this era of change, minimal attention has been given to the corresponding need...
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Vol. 33, No. 6, 2018

Corporatizing Rural Education: Neoliberal Globalization and Reaction in the United States
Cervone, J. A. (2018). Corporatizing rural education: Neoliberal globalization and reaction in the United States. Cham, CH: Palgrave Macmillan.Citizens Must Go!Jason Cervone's Corporatizing Rural Education offers a critical account of contemporary corporate...
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Vol. 33, No. 4, 2018

How Blue Was My Valley? Invited Paper for the AERA Special Interest Group on Rural Education
Did rural America1 bring Donald Trump to the presidency? The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic Monthly say so (see, e.g., Brownstein, 2016; Quirk, 2016). And it's an undeniable fact that 62% of small town and rural voters cast ballots...
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Vol. 32, No. 10, 2017

Education in Rural Peru: Exploring the Role of Household Electrification in School Enrollment
An indisputable hallmark of the post-World War II development process is the educational expansion experienced across the developing world (Hannum & Buchmann, 2005; Lockheed & Verspoor, 1991; Mingat & Winter, 2002; Shavit & Blossfeld,...
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Vol. 32, No. 9, 2017

White Folks: Race and Identity in Rural America
Lensmire, T. J. (2017). White Folks: Race and Identity in Rural America. New York, NY: Routledge.The 2020 U.S. census (if funded) is likely to confirm the increased racial diversity of rural (urban and suburban) America, pressuring "whiteness" to assume...
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Vol. 32, No. 8, 2017

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
Vance, J.D. (2016). Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. New York, NY: HarperCollins.On the opening page of Hillbilly Elegy, author J. D. Vance confesses that he finds the idea of publishing his memoir, at age 31, "somewhat absurd."...
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Vol. 32, No. 5, 2017

Rural Literacies: Toward Social Cartography
Social Cartography: Mapping Conceptual SpaceIn this article, we offer a framework for the analysis of rural literacies scholarship to expose both gaps in this research and the conceptual clusters that inform it. Our goal is to provide both novice and...
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Vol. 32, No. 2, 2017

Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings
Stambaugh, T., & Wood, S. (Eds.) (2015). Serving Gifted Students in Rural Settings. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.Citation: Azano, A. P. (2017). Book review of "Serving gifted students in rural settings." Journal of Research in Rural Education, 32(2),...
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Vol. 32, No. 1, 2017

Understanding Social Justice in Rural Education
Cuervo, H. (2016). Understanding Social Justice in Rural Education. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.Citation: Corbett, M. (2017). Book review of "Understanding social justice in rural education." Journal of Research in Rural Education, 32(1), 1-4.A...
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Vol. 31, No. 6, 2016

Educational Opportunity in Rural Contexts: The Politics of Place
Williams, S. M., & Grooms, A. A. (Eds.) (2015). Educational Opportunity in Rural Contexts: The Politics of Place. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.Within the complex field of education policy, rural schools and communities are all too often...
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Vol. 30, No. 7, 2015

Rural Elementary Teachers and Place-Based Connections to Text during Reading Instruction
American schools often ignore students' individual realities, including the context of the places in which they live (Gruenewald, 2003) and instead embrace standardizing policies such as the Common Core State Standards (Calkins, Ehrenworth, & Lehman,...
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Vol. 29, No. 13, 2014

Rural Districts Left Behind? Rural Districts and the Challenges of Administering the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
From Interstate Highway 70, Strasburg, Colorado is little more than a dry speck in the high desert that stretches between Denver and Topeka. Take Exit 310, and you will find the classic hallmarks of rural, Western America: the sandy landscape; the main...
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Vol. 29, No. 12, 2014

Three Rejoinders in Search of an Author
The three rejoinders that follow engage ideas in Amy Azano's critique (q.v.) of our study of dissertations with a dual focus on rural education and curriculum and instmction (C&I). The journal editors invited a rejoinder to the critique, and we have...
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Vol. 29, No. 9, 2014

The Value of People, Place and Possibilities: A Multiple Case Study of Rural High School Completion
The U.S. national average for high school graduation falls far below that of many other industrialized countries and is marked by significant graduation rate gaps between students of higher- and lower-socioeconomic status and students attending suburban...
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Vol. 29, No. 4, 2014

Rethinking Rural Literacies: Transnational Perspectives
Rethinking Rural Literacies: Transnational PerspectivesCitation: White, S. (2014). Book review "Rethinking rural literacies: Transnational perspectives." Journal of Research in Rural Education, 29(4), 1-2.Rethinking Rural Literacies: Transnational Perspectives...
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Vol. 29, No. 3, 2014

Mentored Research in a Tribal College Setting: The Northern Cheyenne Case
IntroductionMentored research is the centerpiece of an approach to minority student retention and completion in science. While some may question the usefulness of undergraduate research experiences, this approach finds support in recent studies concerned...
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Vol. 28, No. 13, 2013

Book Review: Rural People & Communities in the 21st Century: Resilience & Transformation
Book Review Rural People & Communities in the 21st Century: Resilience & Transformation Citation: Dew, S. (2013). Review of the book Rural people & communities in the 21st century: Resilience & transformation, by D. Brown & K. Schafft....
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Vol. 28, No. 12, 2013

Storylines about Rural Teachers in the United States: A Narrative Analysis of the Literature
This narrative literature analysis examines the storylines of rural teachers told through published research on rural teachers. Using a narrative analysis approach, we investigated research published between 1970 and 2010-four decades of rural-oriented...
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Vol. 28, No. 9, 2013

Female-Only Classes in a Rural Context: Self-Concept, Achievement, and Discourse
Two middle schools in rural east Texas implemented an optional, single-sex program. Although previous studies have documented the effects of single-sex instruction, and recent educational innovations have focused on its benefits, little research has...
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Vol. 28, No. 1, 2013

American Indian/First Nations Schooling: From the Colonial Period to the Present
American Indian/First Nations Schooling: From the Colonial Period to the Present Citation: Charley, E. (2013). Review of the book American Indian/First Nations schooling: From the colonial period to the present, by C.L. Glenn. Journal of Research in...
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Vol. 27, No. 12, 2012

Rural and Urban High School Dropout Rates: Are They Different?
This study estimates the high school dropout rate in rural and urban areas, the determinants of dropping out, and whether the differences in graduation rates have changed over time. We use geocoded data from two nationally representative panel household...
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Vol. 27, No. 10, 2012

Action Research Supporting Students' Oral Language in Northern Canadian Schools: A Professional Development Initiative
Interview, document, and observational data were used to examine grade K-2 teachers' and literacy coaches' perceptions of the benefits and challenges of collaborative action research as a professional development initiative in rural schools. Eleven teachers...
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Vol. 27, No. 8, 2012

Leadership Practices of Effective Rural Superintendents: Connections to Waters and Marzano's Leadership Correlates
This study examined the leadership practices of seven rural superintendents, selected via a sampling strategy which identified disadvantaged rural districts that had experienced marked increased in test scores during the superintendent's tenure. Researchers...
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Vol. 27, No. 7, 2012

Social Goals, Social Status, and Problem Behavior among Low-Achieving and High-Achieving Adolescents from Rural Schools
The current research examines how social goals and perceptions of what is needed for social status at school relate to school misbehavior and substance use among rural adolescents (N = 683). Results indicate that social goals and perceptions of social...
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Vol. 27, No. 4, 2012

School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships:Research for Transforming Practice
Book Review School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships:Research for Transforming Practice Hal A. Lawson The University at Albany Citation: Lawson, H. A. (2012). Book review "School leadership for authentic family and community...
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Vol. 27, No. 3, 2012

Stretching to Survive: District Autonomy in an Age of Dwindling Resources
This case study focuses on a four-district collaborative that shared services for more than 15 years in an effort to retain rural schools and thereby to preserve community identity. With population losses in the four districts and suburbanization in...
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Vol. 26, No. 13, 2011

Reading Mastery as Pedagogy of Erasure
Jean Stockard's (2011) article in the Journal of Research in Rural Education, "Increasing Reading Skills in Rural Areas: An Analysis of Three School Districts," offers a productive opportunity to discuss the standardization of language and literacy teaching...
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Vol. 26, No. 11, 2011

Sending off All Your Good Treasures: Rural Schools, Brain-Drain, and Community Survival in the Wake of Economic Collapse
Based in qualitative interviews and ethnographic research conducted in the remote rural town of "Golden Valley," California, this paper explores the roles of schools and education in structuring rural community life in the wake of economic devastation...
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Vol. 26, No. 9, 2011

Rural Elementary School Teachers' Technology Integration
Based on survey responses from more than 500 third-grade teachers, this study addressed three research questions relating to technology integration and its impact in rural elementary schools. The first analyses compared rural with non-rural teachers,...
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Vol. 26, No. 5, 2011

Rural Education for the Twenty-First Century: Identity, Place, and Community in a Globalizing World
Rural Education for the Twenty-First Century: Identity, Place, and Community in a Globalizing WorldCitation: Woodrum, A. (2011). Book review "Rural education for the twenty-first century: Identity, place, and community in a globalizing world." Journal...
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Vol. 26, No. 4, 2011

Want to Be a Country Teacher? No, I Am Too Metrocentric
Within the city-state of South Australia, the problem of attracting teachers to teach in rural schools is of long standing. We propose that "metrocentricity" can be viewed as a personal trait inhibiting teachers from considering country positions. In...
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Vol. 26, No. 2, 2011

Phronesis: Children's Local Rural Knowledge of Science and Engineering
This study analyzes videotaped interviews and 407 photographs taken by 20 grade 5 and 6 students in rural New York State to document their science and engineering learning. Aristotle's concept of phronesis or practical wisdom frames the findings and...
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Vol. 25, No. 7, 2010

The Rural Context and Secondary School Enrollment: An Ecological Systems Approach
This study uses an ecological systems framework to examine how indicators of individual, family, and school contexts are associated with post-secondary educational enrollment among a sample of rural youth. Structural equation modeling allows us to examine...
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Vol. 25, No. 6, 2010

Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America
Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America Citation: Kazyak, E. (2010) Book Review "Out in the country: Youth, media, and queer visibility in rural America." Journal of Research in Rural Education 25(6). Retrieved from http://jrre.psu.edu.articles/25-6.pdf.Mary...
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Vol. 25, No. 5, 2010

An Examination of the Provision of Supplemental Educational Services in Nine Rural Schools
Under the No Child Left Behind Act schools that fail to make progress in having students reach proficiency are designated in "need of improvement." If this continues, schools that receive federal Title I funds are required to offer their low income students...
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Vol. 25, No. 1, 2010

Traveller, Nomadic and Migrant Education
Traveller, Nomadic and Migrant EducationCitation: Clark, C. (2010). Book review "Traveller, nomadic, and migrant education." Journal of Research in Rural Education, 25(1). Retrieved [date] from http://jrre.psu.edu/articles/25-1.pdfIt is the measure of...
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Vol. 24, No. 15, 2009

Critique and Fiction: Doing Science Right in Rural Education Research
This essay explains the relevance of fiction to the practice of rural education research, in so doing engaging questions about the nature and purposes of research and, therefore, of science itself. Although many may assume science and fiction (in this...
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Vol. 24, No. 13, 2009

Migration and Education in a Multicultural World: Culture, Loss, and Identity
Migration and Education in a Multicultural World: Culture, Loss, and Identity Citation: Donehower, K. (2009). Book review "Migration and education in a multicultural world: Culture, loss, and identity." Journal of Research in Rural Education, 24(13)....
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Vol. 24, No. 11, 2009

Learning to Lose: Rurality, Transience, and Belonging (A Companion to Michael Corbett)
In Learning to Leave, Michael Corbett (2007) documents the ironies and contradictions of formal education and rurality, demonstrating how education is implicated in the depopulation and decline of rural areas, a consequence of increasing urbanity, in...
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Vol. 24, No. 4, 2009

Rural Schools and the Highly Qualified Teacher Provision of No Child Left Behind: A Critical Policy Analysis
While there is a growing body of work that considers the implications of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) for rural schools, literature that critically examines the policy itself is lacking in rural educational research. This critical policy analysis...
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Vol. 24, No. 3, 2009

Distance Education Use in Rural Schools
A national survey of rural school systems in the United States was conducted to determine the extent to which distance education is being utilized by rural schools, the technologies used, the curriculum areas impacted, the perceived needs for distance...
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Vol. 24, No. 1, 2009

Case Study of Leadership Practices and School-Community Interrelationships in High-Performing, High-Poverty, Rural California High Schools
Many rural California high schools are impacted by the disadvantages of poverty, non-English speaking students, limited resources, changing demographics, and challenges of the rural context. Focusing on contemporary leadership theories and school-community...
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Vol. 23, No. 7, 2008

Placing Teachers? Sustaining Rural Schooling through Place-Consciousness in Teacher Education
This paper explores two seemingly disparate areas of social inquiry: teacher education and the sustainability of rural communities in Australia. It suggests that these may be usefully understood in close connection with each other, and that healthy rural...
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Vol. 23, No. 5, 2008

The Small Rural School Principalship: Key Challenges and Cross-School Responses
This article explores the responses of school principals of small rural schools in Victoria, Australia to leadership challenges they identify as characteristic of these contexts. The research is an exercise in grounded theory building, with the focus...
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Vol. 23, No. 4, 2008

Differences in Child Care Quality in Rural and Non-Rural Areas
This study examines rural differences in one important indicator of quality for licensed child care settings-the number of children per adult. It also investigates the relationships between cost of child care, child care subsidy receipt, and child care...
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Vol. 23, No. 2, 2008

Place-Based Education in the Global Age: Local Diversity
Place-Based Education in the Global Age: Local Diversity. D. Gruenewald and G. Smith, Eds. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2008, 377 pp., ISBN 13-978-0-8058-5864-8.Without a doubt, Place-Based Education in the Global Age is an important and timely...
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Vol. 23, No. 1, 2008

Rural Literacies
Rural Literacies. K. Donehower, C. Hogg, and E. E. Schell. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2007, 233 pp., ISBN 978-0-8093-2749-2.We recently attended a meeting of reading teachers in a rural school district in northwestern Pennsylvania....
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