ERIC Number: ED029232
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Beyond the Four Walls; Adult Educators As Urban Change Agents.
Boyd, Robert D., Ed.
In this collection of ten papers, information and ideas are presented on the roles of university adult educators as change agents in urban America. The first paper places certain issues of urban extension and change in a historical and sociological perspective. Another paper urges stronger ties between nonprofessional and professional workers in order to help meet the massive service needs of society. Problems and issues of a political nature are also examined. The next three papers call for a commitment to comprehensive continuing education while attacking the problems of urban ghettos; suggest attributes for change agents; discuss financial and other operational problems; and question the existing balance between education and action. A social worker and a political scientist provide other perspectives on the challenge of mobilizing community resources through urban extension. Another author asserts that human resources are central to socioeconomic development, that change agents must be able to work freely and flexibly as part of a nonpartisan legal and political process, and that they must equip themselves for maximum effectiveness. Finally, a need is seen for improved communication, interaction, and administrative support. (ly)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Change Agents, Disadvantaged, Indigenous Personnel, Inner City, Metropolitan Areas, Political Influences, Power Structure, Professional Personnel, Role Perception, Social Change, Universities, Urban Extension
Bookstore, University Extension, University of Wisconsin, 432 N. Lake St., Madison, Wisconsin 53706 ($2.50)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.