ERIC Number: ED274829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Community Education: Processes and Programs. Fastback 243.
Kowalski, Theodore J.; Fallon, John A.
This fastback examines the origins and meanings of community education. In the first chapter, the contemporary conditions that have spawned a renewed interest in the concept of community education are contrasted with the conditions that initiated the movement 25 years ago. The second chapter, which examines community education as a program, discusses the following topics: the components of community education programs (needs assessment, leadership, community involvement, physical facilities, participants, and instructors/leaders); steps in program development (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, and reassessment); and community education programs that are currently being offered in four cities (Flint, Michigan; Austin, Texas; York, Nebraska; and Elk River, Minnesota). Community education is viewed in terms of a process, i.e., the structure, procedures and intent of interaction among individuals, organizations, agencies, and institutions in a community. Programs which serve as good examples of process are reviewed in the following areas: Birmingham, Michigan; School District No. 2 in New York City; and Independence, Missouri. The potential pitfalls and benefits of community education are outlined in the final chapter. A 13-item bibliography concludes the fastback. (MN)
Descriptors: Community Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Practices, Postsecondary Education, Program Content, Program Development, Program Implementation
Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($.90--nonmembers, $.75--members).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.