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Challenges and strategies for early childhood special education services in Florida's rural schools: A DELPHI study
Weiss, Keith E., 1996
Journal of Research in Rural Education, 12(1), 33-43

A study identifying the problems facing rural educational service providers that hinder their ability to serve special needs children 3 to 5 years of age, utilizing the Delphi technique, which incorporated two rounds of questionnaires to generate responses and develop agreement from a panel of rural service providers in Florida

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Differences in child care quality in rural and non-rural areas
Maher, Erin J., 2008
Journal of Research in Rural Education, 23(4), 1-13

A comparison of the adult/child ratios at child care sites in rural and non-rural areas, and a study of the relationships between child/adult ratios, price, and subsidy use in rural and non-rural areas of the United States, based on data from 1,349 families in 5 states

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Family-focused rural early intervention personnel preparation: Family stories and student development
Butera, Gretchen, 1998
Journal of Research in Rural Education, 14(2), 85-94

A study of the educational and developmental process for early intervention practitioners in family-focused early interventions in rural settings, using ethnographic and case study research methods

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Parental child care selection criteria and program quality in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan communities
Ispa, Jean M., 1998
Journal of Research in Rural Education, 14(1), 3-14

A study comparing the child care selection criteria between mothers and fathers and between urban and rural parents, examining the ordering of parentsí chosen selection criteria, and then comparing the parentsí selection criteria with trained observersí assessments of the quality of care received by the parentsí children

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Perceptions of child care in rural America
Thornburg, Kathy R., 1997
Journal of Research in Rural Education, 13(2), 117-130

An investigation of the beliefs, attitudes, and satisfaction of rural mothers, child care providers, kindergarten teachers and employers regarding various child care, teaching, and parenting issues

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Reading First initiative in rural Pennsylvania schools
Edmondson, Jacqueline, 2003
Journal of Research in Rural Education, 18(1), 31-34

A description of the Pennsylvania Reading First initiative and how a school in rural Pennsylvania was affected by this legislation

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Rural mothers' evaluation of the strong and weak points of child care
Atkinson, Alice M., 1996
Journal of Research in Rural Education, 12(2), 83-91

An examination of rural mothers' views of the strengths and weaknesses of child care, emphasizing the influence of the type of child care, based on a survey of 199 rural Midwestern mothers

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State-mandated testing and cultural resistance in Appalachian schools: Competing values and expectations
Woodrum, Arlie, 2004
Journal of Research in Rural Education, 19(1)

A study exploring the influences of the culturally inspired values of working class Appalachian families, as well as those of non-Appalachian families and school staff, on the rationale of state-mandated group testing of children in fourth and ninth grades

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What do we know about rural child care?: An overview of issues
Beach, Betty A., 1995
Journal of Research in Rural Education, 11(2), 114-120

A compendium of issues in the provision of child care to children in rural areas, with a focus on varied types of rural child care and the needs of rural children

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