ERIC Number: ED173031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Toward Community Growth. A Career Education Model for Iowa and Other Predominantly Rural States.
Baskerville, Roger A.
The Lohrville Career Education Model (LCEM) is a successful program to influence the decision of rural high school students to remain in the community after graduation and to help them examine local occupational opportunities and potential. The LCEM consists of a 7-unit course in local history, rural living, rural economy, rural attitudes, personal attitudes, career opportunities, and senior citizens. The course is taught to seniors in two-week sessions in the fall and spring. Following each session seniors are placed for two weeks in the work environments of local community resource persons. Program evaluation is by pre- and post-test and final examination. According to 1978 pilot test results senior students can meet program objectives of: (1) learning local history and rural philosophy; (2) becoming aware of local career opportunities; and (3) improving their attitudes towards rural life, careers, community growth, and education. The program should be continued longitudinally. It should be taught on a limited basis at the junior level and expanded to 6-8 weeks per semester at the senior level. Appendices include attitude surveys, course syllabus, student activities and objectives for 32 career subject areas, student and resource person reports, and evaluation instruments. (SB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Choice, Career Education, Career Exploration, Career Opportunities, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Federal Aid, High School Seniors, Local History, Negative Attitudes, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, School Role, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Attitudes
Arrowhead Learning Resource Center, Iowa Central Community College, Voc. - Tech. Building Lower Level, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arrowhead Area Education Agency, Fort Dodge, IA. Learning Research Center.
Identifiers: Community Holding Power; Iowa (Lohrville)