ERIC Number: ED120293
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
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Community Control: A Strategy for Change.
Novack, David R.
The impact of variables such as personal affiliation with a community program and degree of local autonomy on resident perspectives, specifically those pertaining to community feelings, issues of efficacy, and community control, are examined in order to provide the target populations attitudes and perceptions. This paper intends to demonstrate the need to juxtapose the relevant attitudes and perceptions of affected residents alongside primarily political factors in evaluating the potential viability of community control. Three low income New York City districts peopled predominantly by blacks and Puerto Ricans compose the sample. Results reflect general support for community control in principle and a desire to share decision making powers with non-residents. Significant differences in viewpoint are associated with type of program affiliation: resident staff, program clients, and general community inhabitants. Degree of local autonomy bears little relevance. Provisional support for an overlap model of community control is provided, based on political feasibility and positive resident feelings in the context of a cooperative working relationship with outsiders. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)