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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans.Key Features:· Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career· Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters· Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction· Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.

Rural Education
Rural education

Historically, schools in rural settings are unique educational institutions in both their purpose and their development. Rural schools have been interdependent with the surrounding community. Much of the curriculum and policies of rural schools were designed and adapted to meet the needs and beliefs of the community, and the existence and development of the community was predicated, to a large extent, on what happened in the schools. Even today, one can find many examples of rural schools that are the strongest unifying factor and main support for the communities they serve. In those settings schools help shape the formal and informal boundaries of communities and the identity of community members. This tight school-community connection, however, while lingering in some locales, eroded significantly ...

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