ERIC Number: ED407525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Building School-to-Work Systems in Rural Areas. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
This bulletin describes practitioner-identified strategies that can help build effective school-to-work systems in rural areas. The first section highlights these strategies for rural school-to-work partnerships: start early; identify educational and economic opportunities in the community; entrepreneurial experiences; community service-learning; computer/technology skills; and build networks among rural schools. Three examples of effective practices are presented: in Rothsay, Minnesota, a community's drive to save its independent school system and reopen its closed hardware store that led to the school board's purchase of the store and replace the high school's business simulation class with the opportunity to run a real business; REAL Enterprises in Oklahoma, a nonprofit organization formed to help rural schools create innovative entrepreneurial education programs; and training students at Rock Creek High School in St. George, Kansas, to install and troubleshoot the school district's computer systems. Contact and address information for the programs is provided. The bulletin then lists six organizations that can provide further information on the topic. Brief summaries describe the organizations' focus and activities. Five resource publications are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Community Services, Computer Science Education, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Entrepreneurship, Networks, Partnerships in Education, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Technological Advancement, Technology Education, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
National School-to-Work Office, 400 Virginia Avenue, S.W., Room 210, Washington, DC 20024; 800-251-7236; fax: 202-401-6211; World Wide Web: http://www.stw.ed.gov.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.