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ERIC Number: ED014042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 41
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Reference Count: 0
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CITIZEN PARTICIPATION IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, PART 2. WORKSHOP MANUAL.
FESSLER, DONALD R.
THE TRAINING MATERIALS IN THIS MANUAL ARE INTENDED FOR USE IN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, AN APPROACH TO REGIONAL, COUNTY, OR COMMUNITY NEEDS PRIMARILY CONCERNED WITH MOTIVATING PEOPLE TO HELP THEMSELVES. THE PURPOSES ARE (1) TO TRAIN CITIZENS TO ANALYZE THEIR NEEDS AND SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS AND (2) TO TRAIN PROFESSIONALS TO MAKE MORE EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GROUP AND USE THEIR SKILLS TO GREATER ADVANTAGE. PROFESSIONAL WORKERS SHOULD BE TRAINED IN GROUPS ACCORDING TO THEIR ADMINISTRATIVE LEVEL AND THEN TRAINING SHOULD BE PROVIDED FOR CITIZENS AT LOCAL, COUNTY, OR DISTRICT LEVELS. THE WORKSHOP IN GROUP PROCESS PROVIDED AS A TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN THIS MANUAL INCLUDES GENERAL SESSIONS AND TRAINING GROUPS. IN THE GENERAL SESSIONS, OF NOT MORE THEN 50 PERSONS, THEORETICAL PRINCIPLES OF GROUP PROCESS ARE PRESENTED IN AN INFORMAL ATMOSPHERE. IN THE TRAINING GROUPS, OF 12 TO 16 PARTICIPANTS, MEMBERS OPERATE IN A ROLE PLAYING SITUATION, AS CITIZENS OF "X" COUNTY. EACH GROUP HAS A TRAINER TO DIRECT IT AND A PROCESS OBSERVER, WHO ANALYZES THE GROUP DISCUSSIONS. ELEMENTS OF GROUP PROCESS STUDIED INCLUDE--GROUP NORMS AND GOALS, CONFORMITY PRESSURES, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, GROUP ATTRACTION, RELEVANCE OF GOALS, LEADERSHIP PRESTIGE, FELT NEEDS, DECISION-MAKING, PLANNED CHANGE, FORCE FIELDS IN BEHAVIOR, AND THE ROLE OF PARTNERS IN CHANGE. (EB)
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst., Blacksburg.
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