ERIC Number: ED219095
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct-12
Reference Count: 0
The Community Education Project: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Beachler, Judith Anne
This paper outlines aspects of a community education project, which involved the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and other educational institutions and community service agencies in Pittsburgh in the provision of adult and continuing education and adult and family recreation programs. After section I provides background information on Pittsburgh and CCAC, section II reviews the initial planning phase of the project, which involved the creation of a planning committee and the establishment of its objectives, and describes the development of adult education programs at local facilities. Section III outlines the development, objectives, and results of a citywide community needs assessment survey. Sections IV and V discuss the composition of the governing commission for the community education project and describe the development of a funding proposal to the Mott Foundation. In section VI, the current status of the project, its possible extension, and problems of obtaining additional funds are discussed. The final section of the paper emphasizes problems and pitfalls in the development of the project including bureaucratic resistance, problems of "territory," the length of time to get the project off the ground, and specific local difficulties related to school desegregation and the closure of schools. Appended materials include a Community Education Committee report, the needs assessment instrument and data, and information on pilot programs. (HB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Surveys, Cooperative Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Needs Assessment, Off Campus Facilities, Outreach Programs, School Community Relationship, Social Agencies, Two Year Colleges, Urban Demography, Urban Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Community College of Allegheny County PA
Note: Paper presented and materials distributed at the Annual Conference of the National Council on Community Services and Continuing Education (Seattle, WA, October 11-14, 1981).