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Educational Opportunity in Rural Contexts: The Policy of Place

reviewed by Erin McHenry-Sorber - February 21, 2017

coverTitle: Educational Opportunity in Rural Contexts: The Policy of Place
Author(s): Sheneka M. Williams & Ain A. Grooms (Eds.)
Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Charlotte
ISBN: 1681232480, Pages: 140, Year: 2015
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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 21, 2017
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21834, Date Accessed: 6/16/2021 7:20:30 PM

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  • Erin McHenry-Sorber
    West Virginia University
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    ERIN McHENRY-SORBER is an assistant professor of higher education at West Virginia University. Her research interests center on the ways in which micro and macro contexts influence rural schools and communities, their relationships, and the practice of rural school leaders. Her current research extends this focus to include higher education’s roles and responsibilities in Appalachia, including a multi-phase study of West Virginia’s teacher shortage and a qualitative inquiry of Appalachian women student experiences in higher education. Recent publications include: McHenry-Sorber, E., & Provinzano, K. (2016). Confronting rapid change: Exploring the practices of educational leaders in a rural boomtown. Leadership and Policy in Schools, 1-27; McHenry-Sorber, Schafft, K.A., Burfoot,-Rochford, I., & Hall, D. (2016). The masculinized work of energy development: Unequal opportunities and risks for women in Pennsylvania shale gas boomtown communities. Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 31(1); McHenry-Sorber, E. (2014). The power of competing narratives: A new interpretation of rural school-community relations. Peabody Journal of Education, 89(5), 580-592; and, McHenry-Sorber, E., & Schafft, K.A. (2014). ‘Make my day, shoot a teacher’: Tactics of inclusion and exclusion, and the contestation of community in a rural school-community conflict. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 19(7), 733-747.
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