ERIC Number: ED286996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Making It Happen. A Guidebook for Community Education Programming. Target Topic Series.
Sparks, Russell W.
This guidebook is one in the Target Topic Series developed to highlight issues and concerns related to effective community education operation. It is intended for the community educator and community education advisory council member who want to implement programs in their community. A pretest covers material discussed in the guidebook. This practical how-to guide stresses a philosophical approach in which programs are developed with major input from needs assessments and advisory councils. Purposes and benefits directly related to the philosophy of community education are then discussed. A section on planning community education programs covers getting program ideas, deciding what to offer, the importance of balanced programs, and making decisions. Suggestions are then made for implementing community education programs; topics considered are location, scheduling, financing, hiring instructors, selecting instructors, instructor inservice, and publicity. The next section suggests programs for special populations, special programs, and general interest programs. Evaluations is briefly addressed. A posttest repeats the pretest questions. A short list of resources is included. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Development, Program Implementation
The Community Education Center, College of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55101 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Community
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: College of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. Community Education Center.
Note: For other guidebooks in this series, see CE 046 203-211.