ERIC Number: ED033188
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the Community Resource Person in the Organization of a Coordinated Education and Manpower Development and Utilization Program. Final Report.
Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Washington, DC.
Programs in two southeastern communities were established to develop community resource persons who could facilitate the initiation of comprehensive manpower development and utilization programs. Major problems inhibiting the development of such manpower programs were fragmentation of social welfare program and lack of total community concern and involvement. These problems were considered to be the result, not of indifference, but of the inability to define action roles or to construct a vehicle through which effective action might be carried out. Over a period of 1 year, local leaders representing major components of the community developed the following essential elements of a coordinated community manpower program. First, the program must be fully understood and supported by local leaders. Second, the full-time staff person is necessary to provide continuity and incentive. Finally, local leaders, themselves must determine problems, analyze resources, delineate program and service gaps, define possible courses of action, and identify program responsibility. (Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document). (CH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Washington, DC.