Peabody Journal of Education
The idea that rural schools and communities, indeed, even rural people, are somehow substandard or second-class has deep historical roots. The goal of this essay is to reveal that history so as to render stereotypical conceptions all things rural less powerful and more easily dismissed by rural school professionals. Consequently the focus is on one dilemma every rural school leader faces: when to speak up in the face of rural denigration.
Surface, Jeanne L. and Theobold, Paul, "The Rural School Leadership Dilemma" (2014). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 33.