ERIC Number: ED223480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Programs for Training Citizen Leaders: A National Survey.
Rich, Patricia; Garino, Agnes
Various types of citizen training programs were surveyed by the staff of the St. Louis (Missouri) Leadership Program to determine the characteristics of a successful training program. The study is based on the belief that an active citizenry is a necessity for a democracy and that citizenship training and education are necessary to encourage leaders to emerge. Programs surveyed were identified through community contacts, national meetings, readings, and interviews. Methods of data gathering included attendance at national meetings, 2 on-site visits, 19 in-depth interviews with 24 persons, the gathering of program materials from over 30 training programs, a review of the literature, and attendance at 2 workshops. Survey findings covered purpose and philosophy, clients, program content, training techniques, funding, and evaluation. Also included are a "Guide for Assessing Community Training Needs," a discussion of future possibilities for St. Louis, and a list of resources used during the study. Appendices contain descriptions of interviews conducted and workshops attended, a typology of training program models, and a listing of the programs surveyed. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Programs, Leadership Training, Program Content, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Surveys
Citizens Information/Resource Center, 2138 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO 63114 ($7.00 plus $1.50 for postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Danforth Foundation, St. Louis, MO.
Authoring Institution: League of Women Voters of Metropolitan St. Louis, MO. Citizens Information Resource Center.
Note: Assistance was also given by the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Missouri University, St. Louis.