Educational Opportunity in Rural Contexts : The Politics of Place by Sheneka M. Williams

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  • Title: Educational Opportunity in Rural Contexts : The Politics of Place
  • Author: Sheneka M. Williams
  • Category: Other
  • Date: 11/01/15
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781681232508

 

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The impetus behind this quantity stems from reflections on commemorations of the historic Brown v. Board of Education determination. Brown turned 60 in May of 2014, and lots of particular points of peer?reviewed journals have been devoted to that anniversary. Unlike most particular points and volumes, we sought to focus on a smaller half of Brown, although no much less vital. More particularly, we thought to develop a quantity that centered on rural training in the aftermath of the choice. Most of the training coverage and training reform literature caters to city and suburban contexts,and only a few educational books and journal articles—with the exception of analysis performed by Craig, Amy, and Caitlin Howley and the Journal for Research on Rural Education—concentrate on rural training in the US. Thus, we needed this quantity to concentrate on the politics of instructional alternative in rural contexts.There is a paucity of rigorous analysis that examines how training coverage impacts the circumstances of rural training. More particularly, analysis is scarce in inspecting the methods in which college students in rural colleges and districts have entry to instructional alternatives, though roughly one?third of all public colleges are positioned in rural areas (Ayers, 2011). Educational alternative in rural districts has been plagued by geographic isolation, loss of financial bases, and lack of capital (each monetary and political) to voice the necessity for assets. To be clear, this quantity doesn’t current chapters that element instructional alternative in rural districts and colleges from a deficit perspective. Instead, chapters in this quantity supply perception into each micro? and macro?degree insurance policies and practices that form instructional alternatives for college students in rural colleges and districts. As such, chapters in this quantity examine the “now” of instructional alternative for rural college students and makes suggestions and solutions for “later”. Given that, we’re reminded of James Coleman’s (1975) thesis, “Education is a method to an finish, and equal alternative refers to later in life quite than the tutorial course of itself” (p.28).This ebook might be organized into two distinct sections. The first part, comprised of chapters that study instructional alternative in rural districts from a micro?degree perspective, is dedicated to chapters that broadly study the implications of state and federal coverage on instructional alternative in rural colleges and districts. The second part, which incorporates case research of rural districts in the American South, Appalachia, and the Northeast, takes a macro?degree method to inspecting instructional alternative in rural districts. Combined, chapters all through the ebook present readers with each an outline and a selected snapshot of instructional alternative in rural colleges. Given the breadth and scope of chapters included in this quantity, we consider the ebook provides tremendously to the training coverage literature, as this vantage level has not often been included in bigger training coverage discussions.

 

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