Dwelling Upon the Backstage of the Success of Rural Schools: A Systematic Review Analysis

Volume 8 Issue 4 (October 2023)
Anıl Kadir ERANIL
Pages: 832-852 Download Count : 259 View Count: 283 DOI Number 10.24331/ijere.1324029 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


The subject of this study is to look into the ‘secret’ behind the success of rural schools. For this purpose, successful schools were searched in databases and 31 studies were reached as a result of the said examination. These studies were analyzed by systematic review analysis. According to the results of the research, 13 themes and 70 codes emerged. It has been revealed that school administrators have strong leadership characteristics and accordingly, school cultures of the schools in question constitute a healthy structure. In addition, teachers attach importance to their own professional development. They have a strong communication with each other with the stakeholders e.g., administrators/students within the school and their communication with families is also strong. In these schools, instructional materials are sufficient, student interactions are given importance, and there are environments where social activities can be carried out easily. Lastly, school administrations make student-centered plans with measurable realistic missions.


  • Rural schools
  • successful rural schools
  • secrets of success
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