ERIC Number: ED042082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of Educational Components of Community Action Programs.
Computer Applications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.
Information was gathered concerning community Action Agencies (CAA) educational activities, programatic activities and organizational interactions both within the CAA structure and between the CAA and other organizations. The study was designed to focus on a comparison between CAA educational activities and specified Community Action Program (CAP) goals--institutional change; participation of the poor; mobilization of community resources; and advocacy. The operational structure of 17 community action agencies was independently rather than governmentally controlled and administratively centralized rather than decentralized. Leadership characteristics emerged as more professional than nonprofessional, more political than nonpolitical, more traditional than innovative. The five educational strategies presented were: education per se adopted by 6 CAA's, manpower upgrading at 7, socialization-acculturization at 4, direct welfare at 3, and development of power at 3. Tight interaction was established where it was already present. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Community Action, Community Resources, Comparative Analysis, Disadvantaged, Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Mobility, Organizational Change, Participation
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-189-176, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Computer Applications, Inc., Silver Spring, MD.