ERIC Number: ED043848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Model Cities Training Program. Evaluation Report.
Hyder, Charles M.
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga ran a demonstration Model Cities Training Program to enable the 50 members of the Community Development Administration Board to function as a cohesive administrative body. Seminars were held on 10 Saturdays in the fall of 1969; large and small group sessions were held and participants had time to interact informally with other participants, consultants, or staff members. Ten consultants discussed the philosophy, practice, organization, planning concepts, and financing of the Model Cities Program and decision making, citizen participation, role of the board, and problem solving and group interaction. The participants felt that the training program had created a feeling of group solidarity and cohesiveness; small group discussion was particularly helpful. They felt they had acquired valuable knowledge of the structure of the Model Cities organization and had developed an awareness of the decision making process. They suggested that materials should be distributed prior to the seminar and that the inputs of the consultants should be recorded for further use. (Appendixes include the survey instrument, a list of board members, visiting consultants, and staff members. See AC 008 712 for a description of the program.) (EB)
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Chattanooga.
Identifiers: Model Cities Program; Tennessee (Chattanooga)