ERIC Number: ED420471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Connecting Learning & Work: The Rural Experience. Proceedings of the School-to-Work in Rural Communities in the Northeast, Technical Assistance Conference (Saratoga Springs, New York, November 17-18, 1997).
Sullivan Educational Associates, Delmar, NY.
Funded through the 1994 School-to-Work (STW) Opportunities Act, state STW systems must serve all students but have tended to have an urban focus because private sector resources are more available in urban areas. Although effective, urban models that rely on large employers have been difficult to replicate in rural areas. In November 1997, state and local teams and individuals from nine northeastern states attended a conference to share ideas, strategies for success, and promising practices related to STW in rural schools. In this document, conference presentations and workshop summaries provide practical technical assistance for rural STW programs. Entries include: "Making Entrepreneurship Education Work: The REAL Enterprises Model" (Rick Larson, Lisa King, Mark McGee, Brendon Shea); "Small College + Small Communities + Industry: Share Our Strategies for Success" (Eugene McCluskey, Ray Chelewski, Timothy Crowley, David Lee); "Vermont Employer/Teacher Internship Program" (Robin Morton, Albert Zielenski); "Innovation and Imagination: Advancing the Virtual Classroom in Rural New England" (Yvonne Damborg, Kathy Flynn, Rick Nastri); "New York Wired: Connecting Schools" (Jeffrey Perlee); "School-to-Work Risk Management" (Greg Voorheis, Gregg Meyer, June Van Houten); "Building Business Awareness in Rural New York" (Jean Stevens, Robert Drake, Candace Huber, Betty Powers, Kris Reuland); "School-to-Work Transition: Developing Collaborative Partnerships for the Inclusion of Students with Disabilities at the State, County and Local Level" (Lucy Ely-Pagan, Bob Haugh, John Grover, Nancy Lauria, Kerry McKenna); "School-to-Career Project-Based Learning: A Teacher Friendly Workshop" (Ronald Millican); and "Connecting Learning and Work: Roles and Leadership for Higher Education" (Danial Via, Ivan Charner, Judy Nelson, Lee Williams, Jan Wilson). This proceedings also includes profiles of speakers and presenters; an extensive glossary of school-to-work terms developed by the National School-to-Work Office, a joint initiative of the Departments of Education and Labor; and summaries of "open space proceedings" (small group discussions). (SV)
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Disabilities, Distance Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Entrepreneurship, Inservice Teacher Education, Internship Programs, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Rural Education, School Business Relationship, Tech Prep, Technical Assistance
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Rural Education Advisory Committee.
Authoring Institution: Sullivan Educational Associates, Delmar, NY.