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ERIC Number: ED013393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 69
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Reference Count: 0
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REPORT ON THE INTERAMERICAN CONSULTATION ON URBAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (PANAMA CITY, PANAMA , JUNE 7-9, 1966).
BENTLEY, HAROLD W.; MOE, EDWARD O.
THE INTERAMERICAN CONSULTATION ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT WAS ORGANIZED BY THE ADULT EDUCATION ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES, UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (AID). REPRESENTATIVES FROM EIGHT LATIN AMERICAN COUNTRIES, THE UNITED STATES, AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE PEACE CORPS, UNESCO, UN, AND AID ATTEMPTED TO IDENTIFY THE MAJOR ISSUES IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN URBAN AREAS, EXCHANGE INFORMATION ABOUT EXISTING PROGRAMS, AND EXPLORE WAYS TO FACILITATE A TWO-WAY EXCHANGE OF IDEAS. AMONG THE 11 MAJOR ISSUES IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSED WERE--CLARIFICATION OF THE CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ITS RELEVANCE IN URBAN AREAS, URBANIZATION AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, STRUCTURE FOR COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION, DISCRIMINATION BASED ON COLOR, CULTURE, AND CLASS DIFFERENCES, USE OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES, ROLES OF THE PEOPLE, TECHNICAL SPECIALISTS AND FOREIGN AGENCIES. THE NUEVO VERANILLO PROJECT IN PANAMA CITY WAS STUDIED. CRITICAL PROBLEMS IN THE RELATIONSHIPS OF THE AMERICAS WERE REVEALED--DIFFERING PHILOSOPHIES, APPROACHES, AND POLITICS. AMONG THE SUGGESTIONS FOR STRENGTHENING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS IN THE AMERICAS WERE MORE INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS AND THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CLEARINGHOUSE ON LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION PROBLEMS. (PT)
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Authoring Institution: Adult Education Association of U.S.A., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: LATIN AMERICA; PANAMA NUEVO VERANILLO PROJECT; UNITED STATES