Rural Education for the Twenty-First Century: Identity, Place, and Community in a Globalizing World

Hardcover | June 25, 2010

EditorKai A. Schafft, Alecia Youngblood Jackson

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Rural places and their schools have a long history of community-based traditions, political and cultural conservatism, and intergenerational construction of local and community identity. However, the face of rural communities, both in the U.S. and abroad, is being radically transformed by the economic effects of multinational free trade agreements, the proliferation of mass media and information technology, and educational reforms such as No Child Left Behind. These changes have presented new opportunities for rural people, as well as new challenges. Rural Education for the Twenty-First Century explores the practices that offer both problems and possibilities for the futures of rural schools and communities.

In addition to the editors, the contributors are Genevieve Brown, Rebecca Bustamante, Gretchen Butera, Thomas Butler, Michael Corbett, Lisa Humphreys Costello, Stephen Crump, Jacqueline Edmondson, Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, Susan Faircloth, R. Evely Gildersleeve, Sarah Giroux, Susan Groenke, Aimee Howley, Craig Howley, Beverly Irby, Fatou Jah, Kieran Killeen, Patricia McDonough, John Morrissey, Jan Nespor, Paul Theobald, John Tippeconnic III, Kylie Twyford, and Kathy Wood.

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Rural places and their schools have a long history of community-based traditions, political and cultural conservatism, and intergenerational construction of local and community identity. However, the face of rural communities, both in the U.S. and abroad, is being radically transformed by the economic effects of multinational free trad...

Kai A. Schafft is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University.Alecia Youngblood Jackson is Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 9.3 × 6.35 × 1.04 inPublished:June 25, 2010Publisher:Penn State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780271036823

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Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Rural Education and Community in the Twenty-first Century

Kai A. Schafft and Alecia Youngblood Jackson

Part 1: Spaces of Identity

1. Learning to Be Rural: Identity Lessons from History, Schooling, and the U.S. Corporate Media

Paul Theobald and Kathy Wood

2. Poverty and School Achievement in Rural Communities: A Social-Class Interpretation

Craig B. Howley and Aimee Howley

3. “The Drama of Their Daily Lives”: Racist Language and Struggles over the Local in a Rural High School

Susan L. Groenke and Jan Nespor

4. Fields of Discourse: A Foucauldian Analysis of Schooling in a Rural, U.S. Southern Town

Alecia Youngblood Jackson

Part 2: Placing Education

5. The Challenges of Student Transiency for Rural Schools and Communities in the Era of No Child Left Behind

Kai A. Schafft, Kieran M. Killeen, and John Morrissey

6. Wharf Talk, Home Talk, and School Talk: The Politics of Language in a Coastal Community

Michael Corbett

7. Globalization, Asymmetric Urbanization, and Rural Disadvantage in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sarah Giroux, Fatou Jah, and Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue

8. Teaching School in Rural America: Toward an Educated Hope

Jacqueline Edmondson and Thomas Butler

Part 3: Teaching Communities

9. Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities: Global Influence and Local Design

Susan C. Faircloth and John Tippeconnic III

10. The Golden Cage of Rural College Access: How Higher Education Can Respond to the Rural Life

Patricia M. McDonough and R. Evely Gildersleeve 11. Opening Their Eyes: E-Learning for Rural and Isolated Communities in Australia

Stephen Crump and Kylie Twyford

12. Advocating for English Language Learners: U.S. Teacher Leadership in Rural Texas Schools

Rebecca M. Bustamante, Genevieve Brown, and Beverly J. Irby

13. Growing Up Rural and Moving Toward Family-School Partnerships: Special Educators Reflect on Biography and Place

Gretchen Butera and Lisa Humphreys Costello

Conclusion: Economics, Community, and Rural Education: Rethinking the Nature of Accountability in the Twenty-first Century

Kai A. Schafft

List of Contributors

Index

Editorial Reviews

“Because of [Rural Education for the Twenty-First Century's] high quality of research and its clear organization around three themes, the reader is able to understand and connect rural education issues, both their similarities and differences, with those of urban and suburban communities across the globe. This work and its organization will serve students well, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, who may not be familiar with the theory and practices of rural education.”—Arlie Woodrum, Journal of Research in Rural Education