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ERIC Number: ED002840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 66
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AN ANALYSIS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAMS OF JUNIOR COLLEGES.
REYNOLDS, JAMES W.
A CONCISE DESCRIPTION OF THE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS IN THE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM ACTIVITIES OF JUNIOR COLLEGES WAS DEVELOPED, AND THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF SUCH COMMUNITY PROGRAMS WERE INVESTIGATED. THE STUDY WAS BASED ON THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS--(1) OF WHAT DOES A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM CONSIST, (2) HOW COMPREHENSIVE ARE THESE PROGRAMS IN TERMS OF BROAD CATEGORIES AND IN TERMS OF PEOPLE SERVED, (3) WHAT FACTORS INHIBIT AND WHAT FACTORS FACILITATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE PROGRAMS, AND (4) WHAT ADMINISTRATIVE MACHINERY IS USED TO SUPERVISE THESE PROGRAMS. THE PROJECT WAS EXPLORATORY IN NATURE AND INVOLVED A PILOT STUDY OF THREE JUNIOR COLLEGES IN TEXAS, FOLLOWED BY FURTHER STUDY USING NINE ADDITIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGES IN THREE DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS OF THE COUNTRY. DATA WERE OBTAINED FROM INTERVIEWS AND CONFERENCES, RECORDS, AND QUESTIONNAIRES. INFORMATION SOURCES WERE CITIZENS, COLLEGE FACULTY AND STUDENTS, COMMUNITY AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS, GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND OTHERS. THE STUDY PRODUCED A BASIS FOR EVALUATION OF A COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM FOR JUNIOR COLLEGES, AND A RECOMMENDATION WAS MADE FOR FURTHER STUDY TO DESIGN WAYS TO ASSOCIATE THE LOWER SOCIAL CLASSES WITH SUCH SERVICES. VARIABLES WERE NOTED AMONG THE SCHOOLS IN THE STUDY AS TO THE NATURE OF A COMMUNITY PROGRAM ACTIVITIES AND THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO CERTAIN FIELDS OF EDUCATION. THESE WERE ATTRIBUTED TO SCHOOL TYPE, SIZE, AND LOCATION AND TO THE PERSONALITY PATTERN OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers: TEXAS; UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS