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ERIC Number: ED139693
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Community as a Resource: Program Planning for the Elementary School.
Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.
The handbook provides information, ideas, and strategies for developing and utilizing community resources in elementary and secondary school programs. The first section of the document describes six school-community programs in Indiana. Innovations developed in the programs which motivate students to learn about the real world include parental selection of community involvement topics, interaction with retired senior citizens, working on class projects to alter local problems, student-authored community studies, and sponsorship of an international exhibition. The second section describes program planning for school-community involvement, including: (1) assessment of school objectives in using community resources; (2) identification of resources which best suit school needs; (3) techniques for contacting the community; (4) categorizing data as resource persons, field trips, resource materials, community projects, etc; (5) selection and utilization of community resources; (6) evaluation; and (7) recordkeeping. Sample forms, discussion questions, charts, and worksheets are provided for each category. The third section describes 21 representative school-community learning experiences for children. A directory of selected resources in Indiana is provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Community Cooperation, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Community Study, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Field Trips, Learning Activities, Parent Participation, Program Descriptions, Relevance (Education), School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Social Studies, Tables (Data), Worksheets
Jane W. Lowrie, State Social Studies Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Division of Curriculum, 10th Floor, 120 W. Market Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 ($2.00 paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis.