ERIC Number: ED203485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Three Techniques for Involving Human Service Agencies in Community-Based Education.
Jackson, Barbara L.
Human service agencies, including public schools and institutions of higher education, are playing an increasingly dominant role in the lives of all citizens, especially the poor. The increasingly bureaucratic nature of these agencies has been contributing to the continued powerlessness and dependence of their growing clientele. The perception by human service agencies of their role in the community can be refocused on assisting the poor in developing self-help and self-direction programs through community-based education. Three illustrations of ways in which these agencies can become involved in community-based education are presented in this document, including a parenting program involving several agencies, a high school-based inter-agency council aimed at solving needs of high school-aged community residents, and an urban cooperative extension program modeled on rural agricultural extension programs. (PGD)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Agency Role, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Community Coordination, Community Education, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Programs, Community Services, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Human Services, Local Issues, Social Agencies, Welfare Agencies, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Teacher Corps Recruitment and Community Technical Resource Centers, Washington, DC.