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ERIC Number: ED102313
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 275
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Community Education: From Program to Process.
Minzey, Jack D.; LeTarte, Clyde
The volume provides educators and administrators with a clearer understanding of community education and its implementation. Introductory section clarify misconceptions--community education as a philosophical concept and not a set of programs, an expansion of existing programs rather than a substitute. "The ultimate value of community education lies in its ability to bring about change and subsequently resolve community problems." Organization is crucial to achieving an evolutionary community process. The authors' organizational approach assumes: (1) an established form of representation of people, (2) a direct relationship between community leadership and knowledge/understanding of community problems/needs, (3) analysis of community segments and their leadership, (4) recognition of both formal and informal leadership, (5) leadership as a communication bridge between institutions and the public. Section 3 focuses on four integral program areas of community education: adult education, recreation, student enrichment, and public relations. The authors discuss the merits of more extensive adult education and recreational programs through joint agency planning; programming for student enrichment promotes positive curricular change. Two sections pertain to staffing, inservice staff training programs, economic benefits, and financing and budgets. A concluding section covers facility improvement, evaluation, and the future. (EA)
Pendell Publishing Co., P.O. Box 1666, Midland, Michigan 48640 ($7.95)
Publication Type: Books
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