ERIC Number: ED042900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
A Preliminary Appraisal of Concerted Services in Training and Education in Rural Areas. Occasional Paper No. 1.
Coster, John K.
In order to gather information on which to base decisions regarding the continuation of the Concerted Services in Training and Education in Rural Areas, a preliminary appraisal was made of three pilot projects located in Arkansas, New Mexico, and Minnesota. Overall impressions and reactions to attainment of objectives were made, and some major ones include: (1) Marked progress has been made toward developing general operational patterns for concentrating all agencies and resources on the occupational education problems, (2) Definite progress has been made in identifying existing and potential employment opportunities and organizing occupational education programs for youth and adults, (3) Vocational couseling services are needed in rural areas, (4) A crucial problem is the extent to which resources other than governmental agencies may be tapped to provide educational, guidance, and other services, (5) The projects have fostered closer working relations among federal and state agencies operating in the counties, and (6) Although the conceptualization and implementation of the project is of vital importance, the ultimate success rests with the county coordinator. Related documents in this issue are VT 011 403 and VT 011 474-476. (SB)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Center for Occupational Education.