ERIC Number: ED134497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Rocky Ford: A Community Social Profile. Colorado System-Based Curriculum Project.
Senesh, Lawrence; And Others
This document presents a social profile of Rocky Ford, a rural town in southern Colorado with population of approximately 5,000. The report can be used as a decision-making tool by local citizen educational-accountability committees who are examining forces inside and outside the community. The profile was prepared as an outgrowth of the studies described in ED 130 924. Six dimensions of community life are examined in the main body of the report. Discussed are the following: (1) potentialities and limitations of the community as influenced by the physical environment; (2) history and reasons for settlement of Rocky Ford; (3) the people--their age and income distribution, ethnic background, and educational level; (4) occupations and mobility of individual and family in relation to economic trends within and outside the community; (5) political processes, resolution of issues, distribution of political power, and demands of citizens; and (6) community attitudes and expectations. Following the main body of the report is a section containing 22 activities which will enable students or adults to understand concepts related to the profile, such as industrial location and career choice. An appendix contains tables and listings of data including agricultural statistics, city government financial report, community health services, and annual police report. (Author/AV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Resources Center, Inc., Boulder, CO.
Note: Pages 51-53 and 202 of the original document are copyrighted and therefore not available. They are not included in the pagination; For a related document, see ED 130 924; Best copy available