ERIC Number: ED480682
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
A Community for All Generations -- Teens and Adults Working Together. A Guide for Public Dialogue and Problem Solving. Version 1.0.
Campbell, Sarah vL.
This document is intended to create an opportunity for teens and adults to talk together and find ways to make their community a place where young people can grow up successfully. The discussion guide begins with a brief statement of purpose and a brief explanation of study circles and their objectives. The remainder of the guide consists of discussion materials for four 2-hour study circle sessions. Each session outline contains some or all of the following elements: a session goal; an introduction; facilitator tips; an outline of points to be covered in the session; discussion questions; and wrap-up questions. The study circle session topics are as follows: (1) what it's like to be a young person in the community; (2) how young people in the community are doing; (3) how the community can be transformed into a better place for young people; and (4) how study circle participants can move from words to action. The following items are appended: a list of ideas for action; a comparison of dialogue and debate; tips for study circle participants; tips for study circle facilitators; note taking tips; suggestions for involving young people in study circles; ways of moving from dialogue to action; and guidelines for making and using a fact sheet. (MN)
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Adults, Change Strategies, Community Change, Community Development, Community Programs, Cooperative Planning, Definitions, Discussion Groups, Group Dynamics, Guidelines, Intergenerational Programs, Interpersonal Relationship, Problem Solving, Program Guides, Strategic Planning, Youth Programs
For full text: http://www.studycircles.org/pdf/generation.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Topsfield Foundation, Pomfret, CT. Study Circles Resource Center.