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ERIC Number: ED432049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 41
Abstractor: N/A
Strengthening Community Education: The Basis for Sustainable Renewal. Finding Community Resources Manual.
Melvin, Jessica
This manual provides communities with a listing of resources designed to help communities plan and develop school-community partnerships and community-development projects and processes. The main purpose of the manual is to supply a "ready-made" listing and description of resources so that models and topics are easily located. The list of resources included are handbooks, kits, and materials, which are written as step-by-step guidance documents. The documents are divided into three general chapters. The first chapter focuses on rural school-community partnerships and offers information on community-based learning (service learning), school-based community learning, and various types of school-community partnerships. Chapter 2 examines ways to organize for action and lists information on asset mapping, leadership and organizational development, the establishment of indicators to track community progress, media and communications, and sustainable community-development strategies. The last chapter provides listings of additional materials and Internet sites. Each resource listing provides the name of the project, the key topics addressed by the program, a short summary of what is being accomplished, and information on how to order the service. (RJM)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.