ERIC Number: ED270243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Rural Students for an Urban Work Environment: A Handbook for Educators.
Vaughn, D. Lanette; Vaughn, Paul R.
Written for rural educators, this handbook provides practical guidelines for working with rural youth who will be seeking jobs in urban areas. The suggested learning activities can be used for an independent course, integrated into existing programs, or applied in counseling. The introduction discusses needs of rural students and relates positive rural values to urban work success. Section 2 suggests ways to help rural students explore personal characteristics, careers, and jobs. Section 3 covers practical steps in getting a job including how to find openings, complete applications, prepare resumes, and cope with interviews. Sections 4 and 5 deal with what rural students will need to know after getting a job in an urban area. Discussion of the urban workplace covers issues such as time clocks and work days, bosses, promotions, changing jobs, and being fired or laid off. Discussion of adjustment to the urban community covers where to live, utilities, insurance, taxes, transportation, banking, credit, etc. Section 6 explores entrepreneurship as an option for rural youth who would like to remain in rural areas and lists numerous resources including some specifically for women in business. Bibliographies list studies of rural youth and career development materials for use with rural students. (JHZ)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Career Guidance, Coping, Daily Living Skills, Employee Responsibility, Entrepreneurship, Job Application, Job Search Methods, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Rural Education, Rural to Urban Migration, Rural Urban Differences, Rural Youth, Secondary Education, Urban Culture, Urban Environment, Work Environment
ERIC/CRESS, Box 3AP, NMSU, Department 18, Las Cruces, NM 88003 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Las Cruces, NM.