ERIC Number: ED363578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to Study Circles.
Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.
This booklet provides an introduction to the study circle, which features informal, face-to-face, sustained small-group discussion of social and political issues. Section 2 discusses how study circles integrate life and learning. Section 3 focuses on the significance of the study circle idea--bringing citizens back to political life. Study circle origins are described in Section 4. Section 5 lists essential characteristics of study circles. Section 6 considers who might be interested in study circles. In section 7, the content and process of the study circle are addressed. These elements of the process are discussed: organizer, leader, participants, continuity of sessions, and reading material. Section 8 makes suggestions for starting a study circle in an organization or community. An appendix lists resources available from the Study Circles Resource Center. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Course Content, Discussion Groups, Educational History, Political Issues, Program Content, Public Affairs Education, Social Problems
Study Circles Resource Center, Route 169, P.O. Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.