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What is Rural Poverty

Handbook of Research on Leadership and Advocacy for Children and Families in Rural Poverty
Poverty that occurs in rural areas with low population size. In rural areas families have less access to services and quality education.
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Preparing School Leaders for Dual Language Programs in Rural Settings
Marjorie Campo Ringler (East Carolina University, USA) and Karen D. Jones (East Carolina University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2787-0.ch016
The existing curriculum in public education needs to change to incorporate bilingual and bicultural education to address the needs of the growing Hispanic population that tend to settle in rural communities. Dual language education research indicates that students that are bilingual show higher levels of achievement than their monolingual peers. These programs are not widely implemented in rural regions of eastern North Carolina because school leaders are not aware of the research and benefits. This chapter describes an approach an educational leadership program took to educate practicing administrators about dual language education. The research results led to creation of a professional certificate accessible to administrators in rural regions.
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Counseling Families and Children in Rural Poverty
Those living in a disadvantaged geographic area, often isolated with low population, which the income of the household falls below the poverty line.
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Addressing the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Dilemma in Rural Settings: Preparing Teachers for Rural Poverty
A geographic setting where the annual household income is below $24,000 and in a remote location that is not densely populated.
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Health Challenges for Rural Families: Issues, Policies, and Solutions
An economic condition in rural area, which typically refers to annual household income below $24,000.
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