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ERIC Number: ED038131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Pages: 17
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Nairobi College: Education for Relevance; One Interpretation of the Community Service Function.
Miner, Valerie Jane
Nairobi College, in East Palo Alto, California, is a school concerned with making education relevant to the ghetto community. The school, founded by students, is taught by community members and serves an area that is approximately 80 per cent black. In nine months Nairobi College has enrolled 120 students; 40 instructors offer 25 courses, which are of immediate relevance to the ghetto community and of traditional concern in education. Nairobi College has no central campus , and classes are taught in homes, churches, or other convenient community facilities. Beyond the normal class load, each student is assigned four hours of work in a community organization. The college faces the problems that all private colleges face, but even more so, since the school is located in a minority community. Local schools have, however, offered the use of their science laboratories; Stanford University has offered students library privileges; and Central Michigan University, Goddard, and Antioch have agreed to accept Nairobi transfer students. (RC)
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Identifiers - Location: California