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ERIC Number: ED018467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 225
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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THE IDENTIFICATION OF COMMUNITY NEEDS IN TENNESSEE, THE STATEWIDE REPORT ON A COMMUNITY SERVICE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM.
BRADLEY, NOLEN E.; MARTIN, PAUL R., JR.
THIS REPORT DESCRIBES A PROJECT WHICH IDENTIFIED COMMUNITY PROBLEMS IN TENNESSEE BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA. ACTION RESEARCH WAS DIRECTED TOWARD (1) THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS, AND COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STAFF MEMBERS, (2) THE IDENTIFICATION OF OTHER COMMUNITY RESOURCES CAPABLE OF ASSISTING WITH COMMUNITY PROBLEMS, (3) THE ASSIGNMENT OF PRIORITIES TO THE PROBLEMS ON A STATEWIDE BASIS, AND (4) THE SUGGESTION OF SOME TYPES OF COLLEGE LEVEL PROGRAMS TO ASSIST IN THE SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEMS. A CATEGORIZATION SCHEME DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE OUTLINED IN TITLE I LEGISLATION WAS DEVELOPED. IT INCLUDES--INDIVIDUAL SOCIAL PROBLEMS, FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION, ISOLATIONISM, CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR WOMEN, GENERAL EDUCATION PROBLEMS, LABOR-MANAGEMENT UNDERSTANDING, CONSUMER EDUCATION, NEED FOR INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION, AND PROBLEMS RELATED TO AGING. DATA CONTAINED IN THE REPORT ARE BASED ON SUBJECTIVE OPINIONS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, COMMUNITY LEADERS, SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS, AND LAYMEN. ALSO INCLUDED ARE SOME "HARD" DATA FROM PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS. SEVERAL FACTORS LIMITED THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THIS STUDY--(1) MANY COMMUNITY LEADERS TENDED TO VIEW CHRONIC PROBLEMS AS SITUATIONS TO BE TOLERATED, (2) RELATED LITERATURE WAS OFTEN SUPERFICIAL, (3) AREA REPORTS WERE WRITTEN BY NATIVES, AND THUS, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA MAY HAVE BEEN PREJUDICED, AND (4) BECAUSE MOST DATA WERE COLLECTED DURING A PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION, MANY GOVERNMENT OFFICALS HESITATED TO PARTICIPATE OR RESTRICTED THEIR VIEWS TO UNCONTROVERSIAL AREAS. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTION ARE MADE. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. State Agency for Title I.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title I; TENNESSEE