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ERIC Number: ED161568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Charter for Improved Rural Youth Transition.
South Dakota State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.; National Manpower Inst., Washington, DC.
The Charter is intended to help shed light on rural youths' transition from education to work, and results from the 1977-78 activities of eight rural councils of the Work-Education Consortium. Recognizing the wide diversity of definitions for rural and nonmetropolitan, and understanding that rural youth are faced with economic and educational disadvantagement, the councils feel that their challenge is to work toward creating rural economic opportunities that will enhance the quality of community life and reflect community values. Toward that end, 10 propositions have been developed. While several propositions deal with the roles rural work-education councils should fulfill in providing various opportunities for rural youth, other propositions are: because national data do not adequately reflect the dimensions of rural living, the councils should collect, develop, and disseminate more relevant, accurate, and usable data regarding local rural communities; expansion of education and training opportunities must be balanced by and integrated with the development of appropriate employment opportunities; and rural communities need to develop collaborative models that respond to and grow out of local styles, customs, and modes of organization. Each proposition is accompanied by background and a section on "action initiatives" for implementation. A list of references concludes the document. (BR)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Career Planning, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Community Surveys, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Entry Workers, Human Services, Information Networks, Models, Needs, Programs, Quality of Life, Rural Youth, School Community Relationship, Transportation, Urban to Rural Migration, Vocational Maturity, Volunteers
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.; National Manpower Inst., Washington, DC.