ERIC Number: ED124352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Title V in South Carolina -- An Update.
Jacob, Nelson L.
Since South Carolina's Title V Community and Resource Development (CRD) project is limited to one small rural county (Williamsburg) affording careful documentation, this paper explicates South Carolina's CRD process via a social action model. This project, then, is described in terms of the following model components: (1) community initiative (derived from several resource agencies rather than the community itself); (2) community analysis (information collection involving an organizational survey to identify community organizational perceptions and a problem identification and leadership survey); (3) community forum (a county-wide meeting comprised of all interviewees and additional local and state officials to discuss survey results and the role of Clemson University's Extension Service); (4) community organization and planning (organization of a 17-member CRD program committee composed primarily of a racial/sexual cross-section of persons from the entire county; survey verifications using Committee member responses; committee meetings wherein the CRD Committee opted to focus on expanded educational efforts, recreation, water/sewer facilities, and housing); (5) resource mobilization (followup sessions to involve others in problem areas); (6) implementation (meetings to inform the public and stimulate citizen participation); (7) evaluation (utilization of each previous model component). (JC)
Descriptors: Committees, Community Action, Community Development, Community Resources, Educational Improvement, Evaluation, Extension Education, Housing, Information Dissemination, Information Seeking, Models, Organization, Planning, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Recreation, Rural Development, Social Action, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Rural Development Act 1972