ERIC Number: ED192978
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Thy Project. Final Report.
Billimoria, Roshan R., Ed.
Inspiried by a United Nations effort to establish a worldwide university, the four and one-half year project carried out in Thy (Denmark) is explained in this final report, from its historical beginnings in 1973 to its official completion in 1978. Dedicated to the solution of problems which could be considered universal, the project goals are described as: finding alternative energy sources and technologies and utilizing the untapped reservoir of lifelong educational resources and out-of-school learning activities. The work themes, arrived at by local task force participants and aided by international assistants, are presented as a "regenerative farm" and a "learning community". Developments, settings, implementations, and practices of the two-fold project are examined, and local, national and international participation and collaboration are reviewed. Outcomes are evaluated as positive and constructive, both in terms of accomplishing local goals for community development and educational improvement, and in initiating an internationally transferable model for meeting human global needs. (JD)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Development, Community Education, Energy Conservation, Global Approach, Human Resources, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Rural Development, Rural Education, Technical Assistance, Technological Advancement
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Thy Project (Denmark); United Nations University Centres