ERIC Number: ED042906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Planned Change in Low-Income Rural Areas: An Evaluation of Concerted Services in Training and Education. Center Research Monograph No. 2.
Griessman, B. Eugene
An 11-semester research team conducted an evaluation of the Concerted Services in Training and Education (CSTE) pilot projects in Arkansas, Minnesota, and New Mexico. CSTE is a direct action program which attempts to stimulate area development through coordination of services and programs at local and national levels. Using an evaluative model consisting of environmental, resource, process, and product evaluation, data were gathered and analyzed from on-site evaluations and a survey of 855 community leaders and agency directors, graduates, trainees, and control groups. The team found substantial evidence that CSTE is attaining satisfactory performance on all objectives. Some expansion of local industry occurred and several small industries located in the pilot areas, but the overall increase in local employment was not great. In its present form CSTE appears to lend itself to rural counties that are conspicuously lagging in economic development. Though low income people have been helped by the training programs, a need still exists to attract wider participation of these people, not only into the training program, but also into the planning process. Related documents in this issue are VT 011 403-404 and VT 011 474-475. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.