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In industrialized societies the needs of people living in remote and sparsely populated areas are easily overlooked, whilst in developing countries the needs of the rural population are at once so obvious and so enormous that our practical concern is blunted. In this volume it is clearly demonstrated that the relationship between environment and schooling is no less pertinent in rural areas than urban areas, although most recent attention has been directed towards the latter. Roy Nash seeks to redress the balance and in this wide-ranging and comprehensive analysis he examines the educational needs of rural people both in the declining periphery of urban Europe and in the resource-starved areas of the developing world.
Acknowledgements. Editor’s Introduction. 1. Sociology and Rural Life. 2. Themes in Rural education. 3. Differences and Disadvantages. 4. Rural Primary Schools. 5. Secondary Schooling. 6. Education and Rural-based Minority Cultures. 7. Support Systems for Rural Education. 8. Education in the Less Developed Rural World. 9. Regional and Rural – Problems for Peripheries. References and Name Index. Subject Index.
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