ERIC Number: ED028755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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An Opportunity for Junior Colleges to Strengthen Community Service Through the Use of World Affairs Programs with the Counsel of the Foreign Policy Association.
Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.
Junior colleges are increasing their community services--those activities beyond regularly scheduled classes--by (1) encouraging community groups to use college facilities and services, (2) providing the college's special educational skills to all age groups, (3) supplying leadership and coordination experience to community long-range planning and special group problems, (4) promoting cultural, social, and intellectual life of the community and enriching the use of leisure time. This paper describes special programs in world affairs available from the Foreign Policy Association. On request, its regional representatives work wit h the college on programs intended to inform citizens about issues facing the United States, encourage them to examine these issues and reach their own conclusions, and stimulate them to express their opinions to the country's policy makers. Each year eight important topics are selected for the "Great Decisions" program in U.S. foreign policy. Suggestions are made for the timing and use of the material, if they fit the college schedule. For each topic, a booklet is supplied, with background material, questions to provoke discussion, ballots for expression of opinion, a suggested reading list, maps, etc. The material may be incorporated into any world affairs curriculum or used in community discussion groups. The paper also notes what media coverage may be expected for the series, lists institutions using the program, and describes supplementary services. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Foreign Policy Association, New York, NY.