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ERIC Number: ED466349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 88
Abstractor: N/A
The New Appalachia: Ideas That Work.
Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.
In 1996 the Appalachian Regional Commission reinvented itself, adopting a strategic plan that reaffirmed its two historic priorities--an economic and human development program and a developmental highway program--and rethinking how to achieve them. The plan established goals under five headings: education and workforce training that prepares Appalachian residents to compete in the world economy; the physical infrastructure necessary for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life; civic capacity and leadership; access to financial and technical resources that support dynamic local economies; and access to affordable, quality health care. This book presents brief descriptions and contact information for 120 innovative programs that address these goals. The programs are organized by goal and then by state. Programs in the education and training section are concerned with school readiness, entrepreneurial education, computer and Internet skills, parent participation, hands-on science, geographic information systems (GIS), job training, school-business partnerships, adult literacy, and college preparation. Programs in the civic capacity section include those involving individualized job training; youth leadership; and training in local government, leadership, business skills, and new information tools. A project index by state is included. (SV)
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Appalachian Regional Commission, Washington, DC.