ERIC Number: ED135707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The purpose of this eight-unit course is to explore the values and issues of modern urban neighborhoods. It focuses on how community leaders can apply the broad principle of justice to problems of security, reciprocity, and fellowship that face most neighborhoods today. The course is intended for use by community leaders in building community action organizations. Each unit presents essays, suggestions for further reading, and discussion questions. The first unit defines different types of communities, presents theoretical observations on community, and identifies major problems of urban neighborhoods. The second unit explores security through discussion of crime in Philadelphia, followed by a discussion of the relationship between reciprocity, privatism, and public policy in Unit three. The fourth unit presents essays on the value of community and religious fellowship. An examination of the importance of justice is presented in Units five through eight. Background material on the relevance of justice, traditions of justice, and social and corporate justice is followed by investigation of the relationship between justice, security, individual/community interests, and fellowship. Topics include child neglect, social class, neighborhood crime, ideal justice, criminal rehabilitation, economic conditions, cooperative self-help, and conflict resolution. A social contract technique for establishing political communities is described and an outline of sessions for discussing the eight units is presented. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Action, Community Development, Course Descriptions, Crime, Curriculum, Justice, Leadership Training, Neighborhood Improvement, Social Action, Social Problems, Social Responsibility, Urban Environment, Urban Studies, Values
Institute for the Study of Civic Values, 401 North Broad Street, Room 810, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19108 ($3.00 paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.; Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Study of Civic Values, Philadelphia, PA.
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