ERIC Number: ED146448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Community Problem Solving: Mobilizing the Disadvantaged. A Training Model.
Rossing, Boyd E.; Kuhn, Sara E.
This training model and accompanying a handbook (see related note) are based on the University of Georgia Rural Women Project, a two-year leadership training project which tested the model in Morgan County, Georgia, and had some success in developing effective community problem solving with the rural black community in that county. The following four phases of the model are described in separate sections: orientation (that preliminary foundation which a trainer or trainers should possess before going into a community to work with citizens); engagement (the process by which citizens and trainers come into contact and mutually assess the need for training); disengagement (begins initially with the formalization of a leadership body and continues through the formalization of the organization as a self-sustaining citizen group); and follow-through and follow-up (the ongoing roles of trainers and citizens following complete disengagement). Appended material includes a brief history of the project, the model breakdown, assessment profile, and sources of trainers. (SH)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Center for Continuing Education.
Note: For a related document see CE 013 802