ERIC Number: ED343463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
The Partnerships Project: Linking Educational Opportunity and Community Development To Revitalize Rural Communities into Global Villages. Final Report.
Emery, Mary E.
Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho, developed a model program, Partnerships Project, designed to provide rural community residents with access to higher education and to assist communities in increasing their local capacity for development. In pursuing these objectives, the program helped to change the nature of the postsecondary undertaking in northern Idaho. During the course of the project outreach operations and classes were established in eight communities with over 100 classes provided to rural learners and 500 learners taking advantage of a program component designed to assist those wishing to re-enter educational or job-related programs. This "educational triage" was successful and used a single point of entry to guide rural learners through a self-evaluation and goal setting process. The project also offered a response to rural decline through programs and consulting that assisted communities in recognizing their own capacity for change and in planning to facilitate that change. An effort was made over all to integrate outreach students, non-traditional students, and others into the institution's one system thereby precluding a lower status for non-traditional participants. An appendix comprising half the document contains a copy of the program evaluation report. (JB)
Descriptors: Community Development, Dropouts, Higher Education, Models, Nontraditional Students, Outreach Programs, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas, Rural Development, Rural Economics, Rural Education, Rural Extension, Rural Population, Rural Schools, School Community Relationship, School Holding Power, State Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lewis-Clark State Coll., Lewiston, ID.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho