ERIC Number: ED122411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The People's Choice: An Approach for Involving Citizens in Community Decision Making.
Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Extension Div.; Southern Community Resource Development Committee, Blacksburg, VA.
The major concern of this handbook is one method designed to accomplish human as well as physical development in the community--the problem identification survey method. Other methods of community development are described briefly. The problem identification survey is a method used to identify citizens to serve on a community development committee at the local level. In the process of identifying committee members, a list of community problems is obtained. The community development committee, once organized, reviews community problem--alternative solutions to the problems are identified and analyzed by subcommittees or task forces that include people not serving on overall committees. The individuals necessary for the implementation of the survey and the seven steps necessary to initiate this type of survey are explained in detail. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Attitudes, Community Development, Community Involvement, Community Surveys, Decision Making
Gene McMurtry, Director, Community Resource Development, 128 Hutchinson Hall, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 (one copy free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Extension Div.; Southern Community Resource Development Committee, Blacksburg, VA.