ERIC Number: ED464260
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Powerful People: A Process for Change. Revised.
Booth, Elizabeth Mills
This training manual outlines a process for change that trainers in nutrition, community development, and other sectors can use to teach volunteers to help people in developing areas help themselves. Four series of training sessions are organized around the following four steps for effecting change: (1) listen and observe (learn what local community members do in their daily lives and identify their needs); (2) discuss and decide (use the information gathered in step 1 to select a target group and determine what the group members wish to change and what actions they will take to work toward those changes); (3) try something (develop and use various communication channels to try locally developed activities that promote and support the actions required to effect change); and (4) assess the results of the community's work by returning to step 1. Section 1 details the proposed change process and explains how to use the manual. Sections 2-5 are each devoted to one of the four steps. Together, Sections 2-5 present plans for 30 training sessions. Each session plan includes an overview, objectives, a list of materials, vocabulary words, specific guidelines for conducting the session learning activities, and trainer's notes. Group dynamics exercises are appended. (Contains 14 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Communication Skills, Community Development, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Pluralism, Definitions, Developing Nations, Educational Planning, Group Discussion, Group Dynamics, Guidelines, Interpersonal Relationship, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Needs Assessment, Nonformal Education, Nutrition, Participative Decision Making, Peace, Program Development, Program Guides, Strategic Planning, Sustainable Development, Teaching Guides, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Volunteer Training
Peace Corps, Center for Field Assistance and Applied Research, Information Collection and Exchange, 1111 20th Street NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, DC 20526. Tel: 202-692-2640; Fax: 202-692-2641.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Agency for International Development (IDCA), Washington, DC. Office of Nutrition.
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.; Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC.