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ERIC Number: ED024860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 47
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Community Development in Colleges and Universities of the United States.
Beran, D. L.
A study was made of curriculums in community development offered by colleges and universities. Of 41 institutions, twelve offered curriculum, 24 provided services, and six conducted training; two offered undergraduate and graduate preparation, six offered graduate preparation only, and two were mainly training oriented. Only four were involved in all three types of activities. There were no great differences in educational philosophy between course-oriented and service-oriented institutions and no clear pattern in the departmental locations of curriculums. Most faculty were professors or part-time professors; their academic backgrounds and degrees were largely in the social sciences, especially anthropology, sociology, and education. Students (largely graduate) reflected various human service backgrounds, but sociology and anthropology were the leading areas of undergraduate preparation. Degree and course requirements also were centered on the social sciences. Time, money, and staffing were the chief problem areas. Little writing, publishing or innovative planning was noted, however. Additional resources and further research in several areas were recommended. (ly)
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