ERIC Number: ED071612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
An Impression of "The Oakland Project." Considerations Important to the Design of Projects Linking Universities and City Government.
Fisher, Francis D.
For five years graduate students in the Oakland Project of the University of California at Berkeley have been working at jobs in the city of Oakland while continuing their studies. This paper describes the Oakland Project and seeks to extract from it considerations important to the design of any university-city relationship. In the Oakland Project, job-holding students were candidates for the Ph.D. degree in political science and contemplated teaching careers. City jobs provided useful vantage points for student study; at the same time, students rendered modest assistance to the city. The project provided a valuable learning experience that the students are using in their scholarship and teaching. A critical point affecting the utility of the city job experience, both for the student and the city, appeared to be the provision by the city of trained employees to whom the students could have ready access, and who had time to provide guidance and to help channel and absorb student output. (Author/HS)
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Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.