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Why Rural Schools Matter$
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Mara Casey Tieken

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469618487

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.001.0001

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The Substance of Community

The Substance of Community

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(p.140) Chapter Seven The Substance of Community
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Why Rural Schools Matter
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Mara Casey Tieken

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.003.0007

This chapter explains how a school defines a community. A school pulls together a particular group of individuals into a community within a boundary and with a certain identity. In Delight, the school constructs a cross-racial community, while Earle's schools re-create a black community. Although different, both Delight and Earle tell a rural narrative about the definition, construction, and survival of a community. These communities matter both to their residents and to outsiders. They shape daily life, patterning and explaining interactions and events.

Keywords:   school, community, cross-racial community, black community, Delight, Earle

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