ERIC Number: ED218028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Learning in Community: An Empowerment Approach. Second Edition.
The monograph describes the Community Learning Center (CLC) model and process, which resulted from a University System of New Hampshire project conducted in six small New Hampshire towns between July 1973 and June 1974. The development involved a non-school, learner-controlled base, headed by groups of citizens called "core groups," who acquired the skills necessary to organize informal non-credit, tuition-free learning activities taught by the community volunteers. Learning activities included: classes, clubs, town improvement efforts, recreational pursuits, workshops, 1-night presentations, or any other learning or community improvement projects which core group members decided to sponsor. In 1980 two of the six CLCs were continuing to function and two more operated on a more intermittant basis. Chapter one, which provides a step-by-step description of how the CLC was started, also discusses the organization of core groups and learning activities. The experiences, critical issues, and continuing dilemmas of the participant/facilitator are covered in chapter two. The last two chapters provide a discussion of the adoption of the CLC model in other communities and a commentary about the CLC model. (AH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advisory Committees, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Control, Community Education, Leaders, Models, Nontraditional Education, Rural Areas, Self Directed Groups, Volunteers
Robby Fried, Community Education, 4 Academy St., Concord, NH 03301 ($4.00 ea., 5 or more, $2.50 ea.).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN. Inst. for Community Education Development.
Identifiers: Facilitators; New Hampshire
Note: Paper copy not available due to Author's choice. Sponsored by the Community Education Office.