ERIC Number: ED190799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
A Career Education Program for Gifted and Talented Students in Rural Colorado. (Rural Internship Program.) Final Report, July 1979 through December 1979.
South Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Pueblo, CO.
The Rural Internship Program provided opportunities for gifted and talented eleventh- and twelfth-grade students to broaden their educational career opportunities by facilitating activities that allowed rural interns to work one-to-one with community leaders in rural Southern Colorado. Program design centered around four interfacing components: program commitment, community sponsor recruitment, student identification, and program operation. Student activities were provided to increase community awareness (economic, cultural, and potential job market), develop good work habits, promote personal career growth, and improve communication skills. Results of the activities to increase community awareness were evaluated by a pre/post test and an intern final project demonstrating what was learned. The other activities were evaluated using the Stanford Test of Academic Skills and Career Maturity Inventory. Materials developed for dissemination activities included a slide tape presentation, Rural Internship Program Handbook, and portable bulletin board. (A program evaluation is available separately--see Note.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Communication (Thought Transfer), Employment Opportunities, Gifted, High Schools, Information Dissemination, Internship Programs, Job Skills, Material Development, Program Design, Program Development, Rural Areas, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Experience, Student Recruitment, Talent, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Career Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Central Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Pueblo, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1974