ERIC Number: ED221310
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Community Education in Montana. The Broadview Model.
Four counties and five adjacent towns are served by the Broadview, Montana (population 100), community education program begun in 1978. A one mill tax levy and a 3-year Mott fund seed grant allowed for tuition courses in 1979-80; in 1981, a $5 per course fee will be charged. The majority of courses are taught in the school and are designed to provide educational, cultural, and recreational activities (not readily available in rural areas) to citizens age 13 and over. In addition, every effort is made to provide workshops useful to area ranchers and stockmen. Two county extension programs are coordinated through the program. High quality teachers and speakers are selected by the director utilizing community resources, state and local agencies, colleges, or industries. Instructors are paid an hourly rate and mileage; however, many instructors volunteer their time. Since Broadview residents and program participants provide input for planning, development, and evaluation of the program, a strong sense of "community" has been developed. Future plans include programs for younger children, courses for college credit, and courses on parenting and stress management. Appended are a list of seven essential elements of community education, a checklist for improving community education programs, and three program samples. (AH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Agricultural Education, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Cultural Activities, Educational Facilities, Educational Finance, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Recreational Programs, Regional Programs, Rural Extension, Rural Population, Secondary Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Helena.
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