ERIC Number: ED146414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Community Support, Educational Objectives, Financial Support, Guides, Information Sources, National Organizations, Program Administration, Program Costs, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Schools, School Community Programs
Pendell Publishing Company, 1700 James Savage Road, Midland, Michigan 48640 (ISBN 0-87812-152-8, $1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Univ., Charlottesville. School of Education.