ERIC Number: ED158922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Community Development: An Intensive Training Manual. Training for Agency Field Personnel.
Gessaman, Paul H.
Intended for agency field personnel who assist in local community development (CD) efforts, this publication is the second of three making up an intensive training manual for community development. Using an inservice training approach, this part of the manual contains four instructional units: rationale for CD training, what CD is (CD as process, program, method, movement, manifestation of democracy), why be involved (aspects of social change creating the need for CD activities), and what one needs to know about CD (community dynamics, agency involvement, problem solving, conflict, change strategies). The manual presents an amplified content outline for each unit, with margin space for notes by trainers or trainees, worksheets for individual and small group participation, and visuals for overhead projection. It includes resource papers on the definition of community development, growth and development, change (in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan settings), guidelines for a good community, the community coordinator, citizen participation, decision making for development, understanding community, alternative development approaches, and process of community problem solving. Workshop exercises, with accompanying worksheets, focus on applying subject matter to participants' work situations, clientele problems, alleviating programs, and impact of change on local communities. (RS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Citizen Participation, Community Development, Community Organizations, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Extension Agents, Guides, Inservice Education, Needs Assessment, Power Structure, Problem Solving, Public Agencies, Rural Areas, Social Change, Urban Areas, Worksheets
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, 108 Curtiss Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011 (single copies free while supply lasts)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Center for Rural Development, Ames, IA.
Note: Related documents: RC010672-674.