ERIC Number: ED074320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Adult Education and Community Development; A Network Approach.
A framework for the development of adult education within the community development process is presented, based on a three-year project in England that experimented with a number of approaches. The network system suggested involves: (1) an organizational model for adult education provision in a community development setting which may be adopted elsewhere; (2) a definition of roles for adult education in community development projects; and (3) an attempt to define more precisely the relationship between adult education and community development. The roles in a community adult education network are: (1) network agent--makes contact with the informal groups in his area, becomes fully aware of the problems, needs and interests in the area, and identifying those that are explicitly educational and recognizing those that would benefit from some form of adult education; (2) resources agent--sets up a network of contacts with organizations that can provide educational resources for the groups with whom he has established contact; (3) educational guide--acts as educational adviser for peer group learning situations, and helping interested individuals undertake more formal education leading to qualifications; and (4) teachers--persons with special knowledge of a particular subject of interest to the students. In this network, personal relationships with members of the community are all-important. The network is flexible and offers an opportunity for local control. (KM)
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Sponsor: Liverpool Educational Priority Area Project (England).; Workers Educational Association, Liverpool (England). West Lancashire/Cheshire District.
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Note: An extended version of paper presented to the International Conference on Adult Education and Community Development (Liverpool, England, June 5-9, 1972)