They have to offer the top subjects: A rural school and its curriculum

Year: 1997

Author: Bartholomaeus, Pamela

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

An important question to examine when researching the educational credentials achieved by rural students is the curriculum available to these students, and sought by them, in their rural secondary schools. These questions are vital if the issue of provision of an adequate education available for all is to be addressed. Decisions about the curriculum choices accessible to rural students, and the ways this curriculum is made available, are difficult for many rural schools, particularly for smaller schools.This paper will discuss the curriculum offered at a secondary school in rural South Australia. It will also explore some of the ways in which curriculum decisions are made, and consider some of these issues which concern members of the school community.