ERIC Number: ED094032
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Community-Based Education: A Teacher Corps Modularized Manual for Community Development.
Zapata Independent School District, TX.; Texas A and I Univ., Laredo.
One of the expressed aims of the Teacher Corps project is to encourage community members to develop their own potential for self-development. The present course on Community-Based Education (CBE) has been constructed with this goal in mind. The central issues of the course are presented in modularized format in an attempt to guide the first steps of corps members already committed to the task of stimulating projects of community development directly related to education. This guidebook, however, is not organized to provide information on the community per se; it is to suggest methods for the collection of such information and to help in the planning of strategies for decision-making and action. Methodologically, the course is addressed to coordinate the aims of the CBE component with the realities of community needs, priorities, and resources in the educational field, and to elucidate the role of the intern in this process. The modules in this manual are designed to shed light on the problems and prospects of community development in South Texas; they have also been sensitized to reflect the perceived needs of depressed rural communities in the Southwest. The main issues, however, derive from the fieldwork experiences of the interns of the Seventh Cycle in Crystal City, Texas and the communities of Zapata County, Texas. (Author/JM)
Descriptors: Change Agents, Change Strategies, Community Change, Community Characteristics, Community Development, Community Leaders, Community Problems, Community Programs, Community Resources, Guides, Poverty Areas, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Texas A & I University , Box 537, Laredo, Texas 78040 (No price)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Zapata Independent School District, TX.; Texas A and I Univ., Laredo.
Identifiers - Location: Texas