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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

 

March 2008 Community Development Academy

Please see the attached flyer about our upcoming Community Development Academy. Feel free to contact us for any additional information.

Sincerely,
Billy Jivetti
Graduate Assistant
Community Development Academy
Department of Rural Sociology
University of Missouri-Columbia
100 Gentry Hall
Columbia, MO 65203

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The University of Missouri Community Development Extension Program offers a series of three courses called the Community Development Academy. Each of the three courses is an intensive, experiential, five-day course that explores ideas and develops practical skills for effectively involving and empowering local citizens and leaders in community-based efforts.

Courses 1 and 2 are being offered March 24-28, 2008 at The Mercy Center, St. Louis, Missouri. Courses 1 and 3 are being offered September 22-26, 2008 at The Elms, Excelsior Springs, Missouri.

For additional course information and to register, please visit our web site at: http://muconf.missouri.edu/CommDevelopmentAcademy

Hurry! Enrollment is limited. Registration deadline for Courses 1 & 2 is March 14, 2008. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss!

If you have questions or would like to request a brochure, please phone (573) 882-9552 or e-mail: LovercampE@missouri.edu

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Monday, February 11, 2008

 

Free Rural Ed Webcast

10 Million Children: Teaching and Learning in Rural Schools
Free Webcast
Thursday, March 20, 2008
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
Sponsored by the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC)
Visit www.arcc.edvantia.org to register.

Presenters:
Doris Williams, Director of Capacity Building, The Rural School and Community Trust
Jerry Johnson, Research Director, Center for Educational Research in Appalachia/Assistant Professor, Eastern Kentucky University, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Erin McHenry-Sorber, Managing Editor, Journal of Research in Rural Education

Rural schools and districts face unique opportunities and challenges by virtue of their rural circumstances. Recruiting and retaining teachers and administrators in rural schools, providing high-quality professional development, accommodating increased rural diversity, and ensuring adequate resource provision to economically challenged rural schools are among the issues. This webcast will describe how state departments of education and others can help rural communities capitalize on the advantages of rural places to address their particular education challenges.

Our panel will address questions such as these:
What current policies and issues affect rural education?
What are the implications of current policies for rural schools in Appalachia and across the nation?
What can educators do to meet the changing needs of learners in our rural schools?

Our interactive webcast format lets the participants take an active role. Do you want to have your voice heard on rural issues? Submit responses to the online surveys during the webcast.
Do you have a rural education question that you would like our panelists to address? Participants can submit questions during the webcast for our panelists to answer during the Question and Answer session. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with experts in the field of rural education.
Visit www.arcc.edvantia.org to register.



Caitlin Howley, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Institute for the Advancement of Research in Education (IARE) and
Associate Director, Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC)
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New JRRE Website + Vol 23, no 1, Review of "Rural Literacies"

Dear JRRE Subscriber,

I want to alert you to the new Penn State website for JRRE at: www.jrre.psu.edu . As you may already know JRRE has moved, as of January 2008, from the University of Maine, where it has been housed for the past quarter century, to Penn State's College of Education, and the Center on Rural Education and Communities, where the journal is now under my editorship, with the able assistance of Associate Editors, Tom Farmer and Jackie Edmondson, Managing Editor, Erin McHenry-Sorber, and Assistant to the Editor, Trudi Haupt.

On our new site you will also find the first JRRE article published in 2008 out of the journal's new institutional home:

Edmondson, J., & D'Urso, A. (2008, January). [Review of Rural Literacies.] Journal of Research in Rural Education 23(1).


We have tried to maintain some of the look and the feel of the old website, while at the same time making new additions that I think will help strengthen the journal and increase its visibility.

These additions include: Because this is a new website, we will of course be interested in any feedback you may have.

With best regards,

Kai Schafft
Editor, Journal of Research in Rural Education

Penn State College of Education
Center on Rural Education and Communities
Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802-3200





Kai Schafft
Assistant Professor
Director, Center on Rural Education and Communities
http://www.ed.psu.edu/crec/home.htm
Editor, Journal of Research in Rural Education
Department of Education Policy Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
310B Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802-3200

PH: 814-863-2031
FAX: 814-865-0070

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Newsletter Item - Journal of Research in Rural Education

Hi Sharon,

The Journal of Research in Rural Education has moved as of January 2008 from the College of Education at the University of Maine, where it was based for the last 25 years (and the last 15 under the editorship of Ted Colodarci) to Penn State, where it is now housed within the Center on Rural Education and Communities. Kai Schafft now serves as editor along with associate editors Jacqueline Edmondson and Tom farmer. Erin McHenry-Sorber serves as managing editor and Trudi Haupt is assistant to the editor. The new journal website is located at: jrre.psu.edu.

Thanks,

Kai

Kai Schafft
Assistant Professor
Director, Center on Rural Education and Communities
http://www.ed.psu.edu/crec/home.htm
Editor, Journal of Research in Rural Education
Department of Education Policy Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
310B Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802-3200

PH: 814-863-2031
FAX: 814-865-0070

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

 

Newsletter

A message from Sharon Spall (sharon.spall@wku.edu).

Please submit items for the Rural SIG newsletter by February 18. The next newsletter will be sent via email March 3.

Important dates, conference information, conference dates of organizations important to rural educators, rural education research projects, rural education news. . . etc. All fine for newsletter items.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

 

Newsletter

Please submit items for the Rural SIG newsletter by February 18. The next newsletter will be sent via email Mar 3.

Important dates, conference information, conference dates of organizations important to rural educators, rural education research projects, rural education news. . . etc. All fine for newsletter items.

Send to sharon.spall@wku.edu

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