ERIC Number: ED413437
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Centertown, U.S.A.: The Case Study.
Murk, Peter J.
This document presents a group learning activity that is designed to teach individuals how to use the case study technique to determine a community's need for a community education program. The document begins with an introduction to the case study method and a list consisting of suggested tasks to complete when analyzing case studies and questions to ask when performing each task. Presented next is a description of the learning activity, which is intended to train students to perform a community-wide assessment and review the techniques of case studies by taking part in a town hall meeting, role playing a variety of important roles within the town, and participating in the dynamics of community education development. Also included are the following: description of the fictitious Centertown, U.S.A., that is the subject of the case study; map of the city; list of the nine steps constituting the assessment assignment; list of possible roles for the role play activity; lists of the fictitious city's strengths, limitations, and needs; and lists of steps in the processes of establishing community education and evaluating progress in the program development process. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (46th, Cincinnati, OH, November 8-12, 1997).