ERIC Number: ED043925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar-31
Reference Count: 0
Community Arts Study Program. Final Report.
McFee, June K.
This study sought ways in which the staff and students of a School of Architecture could work with townspeople, teachers, and teenagers in studying the environmental conditions in their communities. Three types of communities participated. Three types of programs were carried out. They were: (1) townspeople, school personnel and teenagers studied the community and reported their findings; (2) seminars were held on ways to study towns, and interested people were encouraged to develop study groups; (3) professional staff and university students studied the town and presented their findings to the townspeople. Some evident outcomes were: (a) when teenagers are involved, constructive projects can be developed to help them identify with their community (Plans 1 and 2); (b) teachers can become better able to help students understand their environment through these study plans, particularly Plan 1; (c) when students, townspeople and young people have an opportunity to come together, there is a positive change in school community relationships; and (d) by analyzing personal interactions a basis can be found for curriculum materials focusing on key problems to be considered in environmental problem solving. (Author/CJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. School of Architecture and Allied Arts.