ERIC Number: ED233860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Community Development. A Guide for Native American Community Leaders and Professionals. Participant's Manual. A Training Packet Developed for and in Cooperation with Native American Tribal Leaders.
Schnabel, Rudolph K.; Parmee, Edward A.
The participant's manual for workshops to train Native American community leaders and professionals in community development skills defines community development terms, shows how to help community members solve their own problems, helps clarify the role of community leaders/professionals, gives examples of good community development/action programs, and provides guidelines for effective community action. Workshop materials evolved from successful extension training courses given to Navajo community development workers in 1977 to 1979; impacts include promotion of participants to better positions, increased involvement of participants in local Community Action Committees, increased or reinforced knowledge and skills of participants, and continuous inservice training for Community Action Committee members and chapter officers at 107 chapters. Components cover terms fundamental to community development work, the place of people in community development work, role and problems of community workers, examples of two successful community development programs, and community development planning and action. Exercises, diagrams, points for discussion, seven detailed case studies (Bigwash Elementary School; Benson at Roundtree; the $100,000 building built by the Arizona tribe; the cases of the Nevada tribe and chemical toilets; community development worker Joe Billy; community development worker Mary Tso; Sheep Springs); lists of resources, and pre-course questionnaires are included. (MH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, American Indian Education, American Indians, Case Studies, Change Agents, Community Development, Community Involvement, Community Leaders, Community Planning, Community Problems, Community Programs, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Needs Assessment, Network Analysis, Professional Training, Questionnaires, Social Networks, Study Guides, Tribes, Workshops
Western Rural Development Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis. Cooperative Extension Service.; Western Rural Development Center, Corvallis, OR.