ERIC Number: ED311785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Experiential Education for Community Development. Contributions to the Study of Education, Number 31.
Denise, Paul S., Ed.; Harris, Ian M., Ed.
The third in a series of volumes of curriculum essays on the concepts, issues, and strategies of community development education and training is presented. Five sections with 20 papers are as follows: (1) introduction: theories, definitions, and origins of experiential education--"Experiential Education for Community Development" (I. Harris, P. Denise, and R. Thomas); "Learning about Japan: Some Theoretical Bases" (G. Eyford); (2) citizens and citizen groups in communities--"A Ray of Hope for the Farmers of San Felipe" (E. Duckles); "Community Development Skills Training: A Collaborative Approach" (V. Luther and G. Spencer); "The Service Civil International in West Africa" (D. Woods); "VISTA as Experiential Education" (L. Sunde); (3) leaders in community organizations--"Sunnyslope" (J. Walker); "Managing Change for Public Institutions and Community Change Agents" (F. Fisher); "A Case Study from Zaire" (D. Ewert); "The Kitwe Story: Change Agent Training for Zambian Urban Settlements" (R. Thomas); "A Model Curriculum for Mental Health Paraprofessionals" (J. Seliger); (4) innovative college and university programs--"The University's Role in Promoting Community Service" (A. Dickson); "The Antioch Experience" (T. Haugsby and A. Winnick); "Evaluation: The Key to a Successful International Program" (M. Belsky); "Granting College Credits for Prior Community Work" (I. Harris); "University Year for Action: A Community Service-Learning Program" (R. Lenzi); and (5) innovative college and university courses--"The Navajo Cultural Immersion Project" (R. DeGraw); "Learning in the Community: An Undergraduate Training Program" (E. Gondolf); "The Rural Community Development Learning Center" (H. Heady); and "Action-Oriented Experiential Education: The Case for Land-Use Plans" (L. Garkovich and M. Greene). Contains approximately 130 references. (SM)
Descriptors: Community Development, Cooperation, Educational Experience, Educational Innovation, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Learning Experience, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Prior Learning, Rural Education, Social Experience, Student Experience, Work Experience
Greenwood Press, Inc., 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 ($49.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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