Rural Education Research in the United States

State of the Science and Emerging Directions

  • Gwen C. Nugent
  • Gina M. Kunz
  • Susan M. Sheridan
  • Todd A. Glover
  • Lisa L. Knoche

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Louis F. Cicchinelli, Andrea D. Beesley
    Pages 1-14
  3. Gwen C. Nugent, Gina M. Kunz, Susan M. Sheridan, Mary Hellwege, Maureen O’Connor
    Pages 15-27
  4. Methodological Approaches to Rural Education Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Leslie R. Hawley, Natalie A. Koziol, James A. Bovaird
      Pages 31-54
    3. Gina M. Kunz, Pamela Buffington, Charles P. Schroeder, Ronnie Green, Robert Mahaffey, Jennifer Widner et al.
      Pages 55-76
  5. Rural Education Research Findings Part 1: Teacher and School Influences

  6. Rural Education Research Findings Part 2: Family and Community Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Irina L. Mokrova, Lynne Vernon-Feagans, Patricia Garrett-Peters
      Pages 203-229
    3. Brandy L. Clarke, Natalie A. Koziol, Susan M. Sheridan
      Pages 231-250
    4. Susan M. Sheridan, Gina M. Kunz, Shannon Holmes, Amanda Witte
      Pages 269-289
    5. Andrea D. Beesley, Susan M. Sheridan
      Pages 291-298

About this book


This volume represents current and futuristic thinking of seminal rural education researchers, with the goal of providing perspectives and directions to inform the work of rural education research, practice, and policy.  With an emphasis on leveraging collaboration among key rural education stakeholders, this title both outlines our current research knowledge base and maps a future research agenda for maximizing the educational experiences and achievement of rural K-12 students and their families and educators in the United States. In examining the interrelated impacts of teacher practices, family engagement, school/community environment and contextual factors, the book offers the evidence-based insights of seminal researchers on issues ranging from professional development and family-school partnership approaches to methodological considerations. It also explores the needs, opportunities and realities associated with translating research to the arenas of practice and policy – while considering how the latter can inform future scholarship.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gwen C. Nugent
    • 1
  • Gina M. Kunz
    • 2
  • Susan M. Sheridan
    • 3
  • Todd A. Glover
    • 4
  • Lisa L. Knoche
    • 5
  1. 1.University of Nebraska - Lincoln Nat. Center for Research on Rural EduLincolnUSA
  2. 2.University of Nebraska - Lincoln Nat. Center for Research on Rural EduLincolnUSA
  3. 3.University of Nebraska - Lincoln Nat. Center for Research on Rural Edu.LincolnUSA
  4. 4.Rutgers UniversityPiscatawayUSA
  5. 5.University of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42938-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42940-3
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