ERIC Number: ED032020
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-15
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Community Action Curriculum Compendium.
This compendium contains descriptions of 59 community action projects that receive academic credit from 48 colleges and universities. Brief descriptions are given of the diverse institutions offering such field work for credit, including information on enrollment and type (i.e., public, private, etc.). Although the characteristics of the programs vary greatly, they may be generally divided into 7 categories: well developed, multi-course, complete programs in field work; programs consisting of a single class centered around tutorials; programs having a single class focused on non-tutorial work; programs in schools of social work that are primarily training programs; graduate programs; programs having cooperative work study projects in which a student may choose community work as his required job placement; and programs giving credit for Peace Corps or VISTA service or closely linked with those agencies. Each discussion of a project is followed by statistics on: the number of students participating, amount of credit awarded, time required in community, duration of program, and source of funding. The name of the individual to contact for further information on each project is also given. This compendium is intended for use by college officials considering initiating similar projects and students interested in attending colleges that offer community work as part of the curriculum. (JS)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Involvement, Curriculum Enrichment, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Relevance (Education), Student Projects, Tutorial Programs, Work Study Programs
U.S. National Student Association, 2115 S Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20008
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Authoring Institution: National Student Education Association, Washington, DC.