ERIC Number: ED225786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Linking Agent-Client Program Development Handbook.
The handbook is a compilation of ideas which evolved during the pilot year of the Northwest Area Foundation Grant Project, Rural Based Teacher Education Program. The first section addresses: the types of roles linking agents can serve; who can serve as a linking agent; who will be the client; the steps recommended for a linking agent-client relationship; the meaning of the intervention process; the coordinator's role; ways in which a linking agent may intervene; strategies a linking agent can utilize to facilitate a client's training program; and some helpful ideas for a linker and a client in building their communication process. In addition, the section addresses how a problem should be approached by a linker and by a client, i.e., scouting (problem identification and definition); entry (getting into the process); formulating a contract (enrolling in appropriate college courses); establishing a helping relationship; goal setting and planning; action and cycling (feedback); and termination (follow-up and evaluation). The appendices, which comprise over half of the handbook, are made up of: 12 forms; a learning style inventory; a partial inventory of decisions in each phase of consultation; a questionnaire providing self- and peer-rating of some areas of competency for the educational training consultant; problem solving worksheets; and feedback. (AH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Oregon Coll., La Grande.