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ERIC Number: ED198837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for the Establishment of a Handicraft Cooperative.
Brewster, Catherine W.
This compilation of brief papers provides descriptive and evaluative information about Central Florida Community College's Handicraft Co-op Program, which seeks to involve low-income senior citizens in a crafts program that has recreational and therapeutic value and also provides supplemental income. The first paper offers an overview of the project, touching upon initial efforts and attempts to expand, financial difficulties, and other problems. The second paper furnishes background on the Community Instructional Services Fund, which provided program financial support. The third paper contains the original plans and purposes of the program, revealing how its structure, activities, training functions, and evaluation procedures were initially perceived. The fourth paper looks at selected characteristics of the 96 members of the Co-op. The fifth paper describes the program's inception; compares anticipated with actual results; discusses campus support for the program; reveals examples of resulting agency/community cooperation; and offers suggestions for increasing work opportunities for older adults and for implementing similar programs. The final paper outlines recruitment and outreach efforts, instructional strategies, program and product costs, and staff activities. Appended are: (1) 12 program rules; (2) job descriptions for program personnel; and (3) record-keeping and bookkeeping guidelines and forms. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A