ERIC Number: ED024823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
The Concerted Services Approach to Developmental Change in Rural Areas: An Interim Evaluation. Center Research and Development Report No. 1.
Griessman, B. Eugene, Ed.
In 1965 Concerted Services in Training and Education (CSTE) began operation in three selected rural counties of New Mexico, Arkansas, and Minnesota with objectives of: (1) developing general operational patterns for alleviation and solution of occupational education problems, (2) identifying employment opportunities and occupational education programs for low income youth and adults, (3) developing ways for providing services needed to help people become employable, (4) demonstrating that occupational education programs can significantly increase employment opportunities, (5) demonstrating that a cooperative occupational effort based on local involvement will result in continuing community development, and (6) determining the relationship of educational and occupational patterns to the present and emerging needs of communities and making recommendations for adjustments. Some tentative conclusions pending full analysis of data are: (1) The program has created a vehicle for communication between agencies, (2) The program should be inaugurated in one county with future expansion to surrounding areas, (3) The local coordinator should have approval of area leaders, (4) many trainees have secured employment, (5) No marked increase in available jobs is evident, and (6) both obscurity and excessive publicity can be detrimental to program success. (DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Minnesota; New Mexico