ERIC Number: ED221318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The Catalyst Training Package: Increasing Options for Rural Youth. Facilitator's Guide and Curriculum Manual.
Walther, Lynne; Strauss, Ned
The Catalyst Training Package was developed by project On The Other Hand, a 16-month project which used two rural Vermont high school districts to field test materials focused on educating youth to reach their full potential, and the roles of men and women in society. Three basic strategies were used to improve educational equity in rural high schools: community organization, peer leadership development, and networking. Community residents, school staff, and students in the rural school systems were recruited and trained with three separate training groups being organized in each school. Although trained separately, all three groups met together regularly as a large network responsible for the development of action plans, each directed at changing or improving some condition of the school system which would create or enhance equal opportunities for female and male high school students. The resultant materials are suitable for use by social service agencies, high school personnel, parent-teacher organizations, etc., with project facilitators being crucial to program success. The "Facilitators Guide" focuses on facilitators, students, community members, school staff, networking, and evaluation. The "Curriculum Training Manual" introduces the curriculum and provides materials for 20 sessions over a 15-week period. An appendix provides a glossary, sample forms, etc. (BRR)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Community Involvement, Curriculum Guides, Equal Education, Females, High Schools, Males, Networks, Peer Influence, Program Effectiveness, Rural Areas, Rural Youth, Sex Role, Staff Role, Student Educational Objectives, Youth Opportunities
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, 55 Chapel St., Newton, MA 02160 ($11.00, a limited number of complimentary copies are available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington County Youth Service Bureau, Inc., Montpelier, VT.
Identifiers: Facilitators; Vermont