ERIC Number: ED373191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Community Organizing: Strategies for Recruitment and Retention.
Reyes, Reva Crawford
This book summarizes the role of community organizing principles in a successful adult education program serving Native American adults. Gleaned from workshops conducted by two Cherokees who have been highly successful in their own community organizing efforts, from ongoing staff discussion, and from years of practical experiences of program staff, the book relates key factors involved in community organizing. The guide discusses the principles of community organizing using the following aphorisms: familiarity breeds success, two or more negatives make a positive, the solution is present in every problem, a chicken in every pot but no filet mignon, talk Indian to me, love me--love my dog, my leader has a wart on her nose, love my dog--reward me, accentuate the positive, dependability counts, and look Ma, no hands! The following aspects of the personality of the community organizer/adult educator are listed: flexibility, acceptance, relaxing, commitment, happy, gentle, and dependable. The next section focuses on translating each of the principles of community organizing into adult education practices. The next section lists successful adult education practices based on organizing principles by these program functions: recruitment, class organization, and methodology. Other contents include a directory of services and referrals with telephone numbers and a map and names of the nine representative districts of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. (YLB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Tahlequah.
Note: For related documents, see CE 067 013-016.