ERIC Number: ED204643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Community Education--Laboratory of Learning.
Welser, Carl F.
This report compiles information related to the extent, quality, methodology, and effectiveness of certain process elements in the implementation of federally funded community education projects. It is divided into four major parts: need, process, program, and evaluation. Under these headings, 24 separate components are described. These components are found (1) under need: defining and identifying the community, common history, demographic analysis, trends, existing educational programs, perceived needs; (2) under process: integration with K-12 program, interagency cooperation, utilizing community resources, citizen and community involvement, coordination and delivery of services, supporting community education; (3) under program: K-12 program, public school-based enrichment program for children and adults, municipal government programs, programs for special populations; and (4) under evaluation: initial performance objectives, staff proficiency and leadership training, on-going needs assessment, mid-course product sampling, program adjustments, program effects and products. Whenever possible, one or more case studies abstracted from the federally funded projects are appended in support of each component. Additional references from the standard community education literature may also be offered for further study. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Case Studies, Citizen Participation, Community Change, Community Education, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Community Schools, Educational Cooperation, Educational Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Local History, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, School Involvement
Superintendent of Documents. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.