ERIC Number: ED079214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Community Resources Workshops. A First Step Toward Better Industry-Education Cooperation.
National Association of Manufacturers, New York, NY. Education Committee.
The growing interest in creating relevant learning experiences for students has resulted in an increased emphasis on using the entire community as a teaching resource. Community resources can be defined as those locally available materials, persons, organizations or experiences that are useful and valuable for educational purposes. Community Resources Workshops are intensive, university-sponsored, summer courses, usually four to six weeks in length, that offer elementary and secondary level teachers the opportunity to become familiar with the economic, social, cultural and political resources of their community. A Workshop includes two specific objectives: resource analysis and resource utilization. This document outlines the necessary steps to organize and carry out an effective workshop. The characteristics of good workshops include: clearly defined objectives, freedom to work on projects, adequate physical facilities, evaluation and followup procedures. Suggestions are given for setting up committees and for the development of materials. A section on planning covers such aspects as financial needs, personnel requirements, supplies, transportation, university participation and sponsorship, enrollment procedures and scheduling. The end results and accomplishments of a Community Workshop are not evident until citizenship characteristics are exemplified by graduates of the community's schools. The benefits which are apparent, however, are discussed in the closing sections of the document. (JMB)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Community Resources, Community Study, Educational Resources, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Relevance (Education), Resources, School Business Relationship, School Community Programs, Summer Programs, Teacher Workshops, Workshops
Education Department, National Association of Manufacturers, 277 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10017 ($.50)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Manufacturers, New York, NY. Education Committee.