ERIC Number: ED234934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Community Development in Small Schools.
People working together on community projects benefit both themselves and the community. Quality Circles (Theory Z) is an example of this principle at work in industry. Employees who are involved in the decision-making process turn out a lower-cost, higher-quality product. This concept could prove valuable in small schools if students were permitted to participate in community development activities. There are many community development programs which are effective. One example is the Building Our American Communities (BOAC) program of the Future Farmers of America. In this program, students nominate projects from which to choose, appoint committees to study their possible success, and through consensus select one to work on. If these steps are followed, a successful outcome is assured which will benefit the students, the school, and the community. (DC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Building Our American Community Program; PF Project
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Meeting of the Fourth Annual Rural and Small Schools Conference and Kansas Community Education Association Conference (Manhattan, KS, November 15-16, 1982).