ERIC Number: ED256915
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Building Community Partnerships through Community Education. It Can Happen! It Has Happened! How to Make It Happen! [Project: Community Partnerships.]
Kerns, Marilyn; Stanley, Martha
This booklet was created to help communities (especially in Minnesota) to build community partnerships through community education. Such partnerships are needed in order to identify and meet community needs that are no longer being addressed by the Federal Government. The booklet is organized in three sections. The first section outlines the need for community partnerships, details the types of partnerships, lists barriers to participation, and sets forth the critical ingredients. In the second section, successful partnerships that have been put into action in seven Minnesota cities (Benson, Buffalo, Hanover, Montrose, Rochester, South St. Paul, and Wrenshall) are described. The final section is a blueprint for action that explains how to create community partnerships. Topics discussed include the following: the planning team, planning for partnership, initiating a partnership, planning the initial meeting, training small group facilitators, conducting community partnership meetings, and additional meetings and followup. Substantial appendixes describe the project that was developed to foster community partnership, and provide sample media releases, invitations and time lines, along with a discussion of group leadership techniques. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota