Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2021-09-14 17:45:34


Middle Level Education

Honors Course

5250 430-002

Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Education

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


This research project examines the educational differences and disparities of urban and rural schools in Ohio. The focus school districts are Switzerland of Ohio Local and Akron Public Schools. Demographic information from each of the focus school districts is examined and compared to the outcomes of the schools to determine if factors such as poverty inhibit student learning. Data and statistics, published research, and personal experience will be used to make connections between the school districts, their students, their environment, and their learning. Differences in educational quality, opportunities, and funding will also be discussed.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Brad Maguth

First Reader

Dr. Terri Gilmore Mason

Second Reader

Dr. Ghada Awad

Honors Faculty Advisor

Dr. Gary Holliday



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