ERIC Number: EJ1045805
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Creating an Educational Partnership Environment between Rural Retailers and Graduate Students
Jackson, Vanessa P.; Wesley, Scarlett C.
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v105 n2 p17-20 2013
The purpose of this paper is to describe an educational partnership experience between rural retailers and graduate students in a Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles program. Students were afforded an opportunity to work with small business owners in rural communities, giving them real world exposure to the actual challenges being faced by today's rural retailers. This collaborative effort provided the rural retailers with ideas to improve their businesses, while giving the students interactive experiences in the workplace.The usefulness of this type of partnership is described.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Partnerships in Education, Retailing, Merchandising, Clothing, Textiles Instruction, Service Learning, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Field Experience Programs, Educational Resources, Rural Extension, Barriers, Program Descriptions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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