The Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative


  • Stephen A. Henderson Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative
  • Wimberly C. Royster Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation



Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Low Income Groups, Mathematics Achievement, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Rural Schools, Science Achievement


This article was written in response to "Top-Down, Routinized Reform in Low-income, Rural Schools: NSF's Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative, by Robert Bickel, Terry Tomaskek, and Teresa Hardman Eagle which was published in the Education Policy Analysis Archives as Number 12 of Volume 8 on February 21, 2000.


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Author Biographies

Stephen A. Henderson, Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative

Dr. Henderson is currently Director for the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative. Dr. Henderson has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, school administrator, and university science educator in Michigan, Virginia, and Kentucky.

Wimberly C. Royster, Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation

Dr. Royster is currently Principal Investigator for the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative. Dr. Royster directs Kentucky's Statewide EPSCoR project and Annenberg Rural Challenge, and is a Vice President and Director of Scientific Research and Policy for the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation. He has served as Dean of the Graduate School, Vice Chancellor, and Vice President of Research and Graduate Studies at the University of Kentucky.




How to Cite

Henderson, S. A., & Royster, W. C. (2000). The Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 8, 17.