ERIC Number: ED064806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Yellow Pages of Learning Resources. Resources Directory Area Code 800. Open for Learning.
Borowsky, George; And Others
This book is concerned with the potential of the city as a place for learning. Discovery of the city is facilitated by a catalogue of 70 alphabetically arranged categories made up of (1) people (28 entries, ranging from butcher to psychologist); (2) places (29 entries, from city Hall to zoo); and (3) processes (13) entries from candymaking to weather forecasting). For each entry there are some descriptive statements, suggestions of how to explore the particular resource, a series of questions, and sometimes a personal report. The design of the book imitates the yellow pages of the telephone directory. However, the intent is to draw the reader into the environment, to provide contact with many different kinds of people, to teach the "what, where, why, and how" to-do of all kinds of things going on in the real world, and, unlike the real yellow pages, to let the head do the thinking, the eyes do the seeing, and the feet do the walking. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Resources, Community Services, Cultural Activities, Directories, Educational Innovation, Educational Resources, Field Experience Programs, Group Instruction, Municipalities, Occupational Information, Self Help Programs, Technical Occupations, Telephone Communications Systems
MIT Press, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142 ($1.95)
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Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Group for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA.