ERIC Number: ED175501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Outcomes, Output, and Outlooks: A Report and Evaluation of Project CALL, a Project in Rural Community Education.
Gober, Lydia A., Comp.; Wiseman, T. Jan, Comp.
Communities Alive For Living and Learning (Project CALL), designed at Kishwaukee College to help three local, rural communities develop educational, recreational, and cultural programs, is described in this report. The first sections of the report consider the need for and purposes of the project. The Project Coordinator's report presents an outlook for the three counties, describes the development of Project CALL, discusses the role of the Coordinator, looks at some of the difficulties and successes experienced during the project, assesses the community college's role in community development, and describes some spin-offs of the project. The Coordinator's report describes how a community council determined local needs, identified resources, and planned and implemented appropriate programs; how various service agencies, including schools, libraries, churches, clubs, and other community organizations, assisted with the program; and how the programs were offered to all age levels over a two and one-half year period, and involved over 4,000 participants annually in activities such as drama productions, athletics, and arts and crafts classes. Subsequent sections of the document present a statistical report of programs and activities; define long- and short-range goals; describe the evaluation process; and summarize the evaluations of the community council, the sponsoring agency, the advisory committee, and an outside evaluation team. (DR)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community Development, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Community Resources, Extension Education, Outreach Programs, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Rural Development, Rural Education, Rural Extension, School Community Relationship, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.; Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN.
Authoring Institution: Kishwaukee Coll., Malta, IL.