ERIC Number: ED256839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
The Learning Community.
Boo, Mary Richardson; Decker, Larry E.
This guide to community education offers strategies and suggestions for responding to the call for more community involvement in partnership efforts that will benefit education and society. First, a brief introduction summarizes the philosophy of community education, defining it as a belief that learning is lifelong and that self-help efforts foster human dignity, compassion, and individual pride. Following this, a justification for developing community education programs is presented, and some of the forms the programs might take are suggested. Next, the history of community education is described, and fundamental requirements for changing a traditional school system into a community education system are listed. Succeeding sections focus respectively on citizen involvement; leadership and staffing; community partnerships; community education and the K-12 program; identifying needs; community education activities; and paying for community education. The guide concludes with brief descriptions of five existing programs, a list of references, and sources of further information. (KH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Community Education, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship
National Community Education Association, 119 N. Place Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (single copies $3.50; 25-99 copies $2.00 each; 100+ copies $1.75 each including shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Community Education Association, Alexandria, VA.