ERIC Number: ED030020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
An Annual Report of the Urban Internship Program-Urban Extension Service Conducted by Florida State University's Urban Research Center During the 1966-67 Fiscal Year.
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Inst. for Social Research.; Florida State Univ., Titusville. Urban Research Center.
Florida State University's Urban Research Center serves a rapidly growing seven county area in east central Florida; under Title I of the Higher Education Act, the Center increased its service through a uniquely designed research-education program for public administrators, the purpose being to identify and alleviate community problems. The 2,000 participants included mayors, county and city commissioners, fire chiefs, businessmen, and educators. A major objective was to stimulate thinking and action about the desirability of continuing education of political leaders. A survey was made of educational interest among public officials; information was spread through the mass media and a newsletter; and conferences on Urban Exploration, Communications, and Recreational Facilities were held. A series of locally sponsored Community Development Seminars were led by three social science interns, who also were concerned in an educational, and a social planning, project in Brevard County. The cost of the programs averaged $13.00 per participant and $13,000 for the interns. Most of the programs were considered very successful. (jf)
Descriptors: Community Development, Community Leaders, Community Problems, Conferences, Educational Programs, Extension Education, Internship Programs, Mass Media, Newsletters, Professional Continuing Education, Public Officials, Research, Rural Areas, Seminars, Student Educational Objectives, Surveys, Urban Areas
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Inst. for Social Research.; Florida State Univ., Titusville. Urban Research Center.
Identifiers: Florida; Higher Education Act 1965