ERIC Number: ED076449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Target: Development Action.
American Freedom from Hunger Foundation, Washington, DC. Young World Development.
This handbook, suggestive rather than prescriptive, is written for Young World Development and/or similar groups committed to active involvement in community, national, and world improvement. Emphasis is upon organizing high school, college, and adult courses and action programs in the community which will help sensitize participants and make them aware of the need for action toward building a just and equitable society where none go hungry. The guide which includes resources of readings, films, and other activities, is divided into four sections. 1) "Education Action" describes three courses in development: a high school prepared curriculum, a teach-in, and a community course. Other activities are also suggested for bringing people together. 2) "Community Action" offers ways in which groups can experience conditions of poverty and racism within their own community. Ideas such as establishing a New World Resource Center, hunger banquets and a weekend of interchange among minority and middle class groups are provided. 3) "Action Briefs" focuses upon active involvement and participation in one's own community in lunch programs, slums, elections, community-hearings, boycotts, and provision of other services for the poor. 4) "Organizing: Getting it all Together" sheds light on the organizing process and provides helpful pointers to groups in their work. A related document is ED 063 210. (SJM)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Education, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Higher Education, Human Relations Programs, Humanization, Hunger, Justice, Peace, Poverty, Poverty Programs, Resource Materials, Secondary Education, Social Problems, Social Studies, Units of Study, World Problems
American Freedom from Hunger Foundation, 1717 H Street, Washington, D. C. 20006 ($1.50)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Freedom from Hunger Foundation, Washington, DC. Young World Development.