The rural-urban gap in education (2006)

Lessons in Learning - March 1, 2006

The authors note that students in rural Canada are falling being their urban counterparts, both in test scores and in level of education attained. Evidence suggests that school conditions and economic conditions combine to discourage rural students from achieving their educational potential.

The authors suggest that rural schools need to improve their teacher recruitment and retention strategies. They also need to take advantage of information technology to improve course offerings.

The authors urge rural schools to make special efforts to demonstrate the long-term value of education. They also point to the role governments must play in helping rural students improve access to post-secondary education.

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