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ERIC Number: ED146414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Pages: 23
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People Helping People. An Overview of Community Education.
Decker, Larry E.
This booklet provides an overview of community education for those readers interested in developing a community education program. The content is contained in fifteen brief sections. The first section introduces the concept of community education. Section 2 presents a chart comparing the traditional school's use pattern to that of the community school. Sections 3 and 4 list twelve community education goals and ten factors related to successful community education development. The fifth section presents a diagram of a common sequential process for implementing a total concept of community education, and the sixth section discusses local, state, and federal support. Section 7 explains the importance of local leadership, and sections 8 and 9 present a sample organizational chart for a public school system developing a community education program, and a chart of various programs comprising community education, respectively. Sections 10 through 15 present the following information: an overview of the major revenue sources and the range of average percentiles; budget outlines for both a full-time and part-time program development effort; possible approaches to program evaluation; listings of commitments to consider when determining whether to start a community education program; listings of eighty centers of community education located at institutions for higher education; and brief descriptions of ten community education national information sources. (EM)
Pendell Publishing Company, 1700 James Savage Road, Midland, Michigan 48640 (ISBN 0-87812-152-8, $1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. School of Education.