ERIC Number: ED438856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Dec-11
Regenerative Studies: College Community and Community College.
Woltz, Mary G.
This case study applies principles derived from the Center for Regenerative Studies (CRS) to a community college in North Carolina. CRS, on the campus of California State Polytechnic Institute (California), is dedicated to the education, demonstration, and research of degenerative systems in the areas of shelter, food production, energy, water and waste treatment. Regenerative systems are self-renewing systems in which the energy required to maintain them is continually replaced through their own functioning. This thesis contains five chapters covering the following: (1) different applications of regenerative strategies and values; (2) a discussion and evaluation of CRS; (3) a proposal on how regenerative studies can be incorporated into the continuing education and curriculum of a community college; (4) a specific case study of Central Carolina Community College's (North Carolina) sustainable farming program; and (5) conclusions. The paper concludes that the elements--modular scale, decentralization, community interactions and participatory formats--are common in both regenerative systems and community colleges. Each college maintains a balance of integration with the overall system, yet each is differentiated to reflect the concerns of its own community. They can be described as being of a small, modular scale in a decentralized system. Community interaction is present in regards to how community colleges provide continuing education and community-based programming. (Contains 88 references.) (AF)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Master of Landscape Architecture Thesis, North Carolina State University.