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ERIC Number: ED274829
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-87367-243-7
ISSN: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.