ERIC Number: ED055958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
The Conservation and Protection: The Development and Utilization of Human Resources.
The three dimensions of the quality of the environment for human resource development are discussed as issues of opportunity versus deprivation, issues of growth inducing versus growth destroying interventions, and issues of utilization versus non-utilization of human resources. Both pathology and potential are illustrated by descriptions of our current management and development of human resources: voluntarism; socialization of the young; problems of personal identity and interpersonal support; the crisis of interdependence versus "own thingness" in problem-solving; and, the "common cause" issue of the quality of environment. Several strategies to identify common cause issues as focie for the mobilization of involvement, commitment, and action on the major confrontations are to: 1) give top priority to promoting value inquiry training, exploration of self, and value confrontation experiences; 2) find effective designs for community participation in problem solving and goal exploring dialogues; 3) develop tools and designs for action-research diagnosis of community needs, problems, and potentialities; 4) experiment with new ways of sharing power; 5) find ways of supporting serious experimentation with new and different styles of life; and, 6) develop the Human Resources Bank as a community facility to provide consultation and training for team building and group problem-solving. (Author/VLW)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Development, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Problems, Conflict Resolution, Human Capital, Human Relations, Human Resources, Lifelong Learning, Problem Solving, Self Actualization, Social Change, Social Environment, Social Planning, Social Relations, Social Systems, Socialization, Values
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Utilization of Scientific Knowledge.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Round-Up, Social Science Education Consortium, Denver, Colorado, June 1971