Resources for "Keeping Rural Schools Up to Speed"
Boe, E. E., Bobbitt, S. A., Cook, L. H., Whitener, S. D., & Weber, A. L. (1997). Why didst thou go? Predictors of retention, transfer, and attrition of special and general education teachers from a national perspective. The Journal of Special Education, 30(4), 390-411.
Burney, V. H. & Cross, T. L. (2006). Impoverished students with academic promise in rural settings: 10 lessons from Project Aspire. Gifted Child Today, 29, 14-21.
Demi, M., Coleman-Jensen, A., & Snyder, A. (2010). The rural context and post-secondary school enrollment: An ecological systems approach. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 25(7). Retrieved from jrre.psu.edu/articles/25-7.pdf.
Hannum, W. H., Irvin, M. J., Banks, J. B., & Farmer, T. W. (2009). Distance education use in rural schools. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 24(3), 1-15. Retrieved from jrre.psu.edu/articles/24-3.pdf.
Hannum, W. H., Irvin, M. J., Lei, P.-W., & Farmer, T. W. (2008). Effectiveness of using learner-centered principles on student retention in distance education courses in rural schools. Distance Education, 29, 211-229.
Harris, M. M., Holdman, L., Clark, R., & Harris, T. R. (2005). Rural teachers in Project Launch. The Rural Educator, 26(2), 23-32.
Ingersoll, R. M. & Rossi, R. (1995). Which types of schools have the highest teacher turnover? Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics, U S Department of Education.
Irvin, M. J., Hannum, W. H., Farmer, T. W., de la Varre, C., & Keane, J. (2009). Supporting online learning for Advanced Placement students in small rural schools: Conceptual foundations and intervention components of the facilitator preparation program. The Rural Educator, 31(1), 29-37.
Marcel, K. W. (2003). Online Advanced Placement courses: Experiences of rural and low-income high school students. Boulder, CO: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education.
Mitchem, K., Wells, D., & Wells, J. (2003). Using evaluation to ensure quality professional development in rural schools. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 18(2), 96-103.
National Center for Educational Statistics. (2008). Data Analysis System Online Application. Retrieved from nces.ed.gov/dasolv2/tables/showPrintTable.asp.
Provasnik, S., KewalRamani, A., Coleman, M. M., Gilbertson, L., Herring, W., & Xie, Q. (2007). Status of Education in Rural America. Washington, D C : National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U S Department of Education.
Smith, T. M., & Ingersoll, R. M. (2004). What are the effects of induction and mentoring on beginning teacher turnover? American Educational Research Journal, 41(3), 681-714.
Strizek, G. A., Pittsonberger, J. L., Riordan, K. E., Lyter, D. M., & Orlofsky, G. F. (2006). Characteristics of Schools, Districts, Teachers, Principals, and School Libraries in the United States: 2003-04 Schools and Staffing Survey (No. NCES 2006-313 Revised). Washington, DC: U S Government Printing Office.
Yoder, M. J. (2007). Rural students' access to and success in higher education (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from North Carolina State University website at repository.lib.ncsu.edu/ir/bitstream/1840.16/4849/1/etd.pdf.