ERIC Number: ED112481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Community as Textbook. Fastback Series, No. 64.
Williams, Catharine M.
No matter what its size or location, every community has vast resources potentially useful for teaching and learning. However, these rich resources can become teaching tools only if they are located and analyzed and the resultant information is made accessible to teachers. This book indicates how these resources can be organized and made readily available to all persons in the community. Unlike traditional learning materials, community resources are nonbook in character. This means that learning from them requires the learner to rely heavily on his powers of observation. Therefore, teachers have a responsiblity for helping children develop competency in observing as well as literacy in reading. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Resources, Community Services, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Capital, Human Resources, Lifelong Learning, Resource Materials
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.50 single copy, $3.00 set of six, $18.00 complete set of sixty-six, Quantity discounts, Payment must accompany orders of less than $5.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.