ERIC Number: ED541013
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1918
Reference Count: 0
A Community Center: What It Is and How to Organize It. Bulletin, 1918, No. 11
Jackson, Henry E.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
To make more valuable to the people those things from which the people are accustomed to derive value has been appropriately been said to be the prime business of legislators. That the schoolhouse, whose value to the people is already great, may become still more valuable to them, is the purpose of the community-organization movement which the Bureau of Education has undertaken to foster. Every school district should be a little democracy, and the schoolhouse should be the community capitol. Here the people should meet to discuss among themselves their common interests and to devise methods of helpful cooperation. It should also be the social center of the community, where all the people come together in a neighborly way on terms of democratic equality, learn to know each other, and extend and enrich their community sympathies. This bulletin was created so that the people may have information in regard to community organizations in its simplest form. Contents include: (1) What is a community center?; (2) How to organize a community center?; and (3) A suggested constitution. (Contains 1 plate.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Community Organizations, Community Centers, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Institutional Characteristics, Laws, Organizational Theories, Democratic Values, Community Coordination, Community Resources, School Community Programs, Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)