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ERIC Number: ED455078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
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Rural Professionals: A Tertiary Preparation Model.
Krynowsky, Bernie
An outline is proposed for a tertiary course in rural studies for professionals such as teachers, nurses, and social workers that would better prepare them for rural service. The course could be an elective in general studies or give credit toward professional certification. Key components for effective rural preparation of professionals should be knowledge about social and professional aspects of living and working in rural communities, exposure to work and life in a rural community, and experience working with a mentor in a rural setting. Coursework will consist of eight 3-hour workshops with a rural placement practical work experience for 2-3 weeks. There will be a readings book of four to seven relevant articles related to the course content. Assignments will consist of researching and writing a rural issues paper, completing a major project related to the chosen profession, completing a 2- to 3-week rural practical experience, and presenting a critical analysis of the experience. The eight workshops will be orientation day; historical and social contexts of rural communities; analysis of issues affecting rural professionals; finding out more about rural professionals and their work; case studies, communication skills, and problem solving; cultural perspectives simulation; major assignment presentations; and debriefing interview after the practical experience. (TD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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