ERIC Number: ED256527
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Serving the Rural Adult: Inventory of Model Programs in Rural Adult Postsecondary Education.
Hone, Karen A.
This inventory of model programs in rural postsecondary education is part of a larger project to provide current research and resource information to rural educators and policy makers. The inventory is illustrative--not comprehensive or exhaustive--and results from mailing 805 survey instruments which elicited 251 responses and 183 candidates for inclusion. The 54 entries finally selected as "model" programs are organized into the following categories: Continuing Education, Community Colleges, Job Training, Professional Development, Community Education, Adult Basic Education, Rural-Focused Curricula, and Community Development. Each entry lists information that describes the program's goals and objectives, how the program is run and who it serves, its innovative aspects, its funding sources, its resources available for exchange, and who to contact. Information regarding each program's delivery system is also provided. Five indexes categorize entries by program type, sponsoring institutions, target population, technology and format used, and state. An appendix includes a copy of the survey designed by the staff at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, an alphabetical listing by state of all respondents, and the contacts from which the survey mailing list was compiled. Following the inventory is a section which describes rural education resources. (PM)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Colleges, Community Development, Community Education, Continuing Education, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Job Training, National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Rural Education, Rural Environment
Action Agenda Project, University for Man, 1221 Thurston Street, Manhattan, KS 66502 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. University for Man.
Note: Developed as part of the Action Agenda Project for the Improvement of Rural Adult Postsecondary Education. For related documents, see RC 015 191-194.