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ERIC Number: ED543783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1957
Pages: 351
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Better Living: The Role of the School in Community Improvement. 1957 Yearbook of Education around the World. Bulletin, 1956, No. 9
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
The basic theme of this yearbook, "The Role of the Schools in the Improvement of Community Life," is open to a variety of interpretations. Many factors determine what role the schools will play in a particular country or area, and consequently, what part they may have in community improvement programs. Among the factors are the history and traditions, the economic, political and social conditions, and the culture of the country. Of great importance is the prevailing viewpoint, both among educational leaders and the general population, on the scope and purpose of education. The answer to the question, "To what extent is the school responsible for the type and quality of community living?" will largely determine the extent to which the school will participate in community development programs. This yearbook will describe what is being done in many parts of the world to use education as a creative weapon in the war against instability at the community level. Part I of this document--Some Programs in Action--contains the following papers: (1) The Bolivian Nucleos (Thomas A. Hart); (2) Community Education in Puerto Rico (Fred G. Weis); (3) Community Schools in the Philippines (Jose V. Aguilar); (4) The Role of the Schools in the Development of Community Life (W. E. Baker); (5) The "Schuldorf Bergstrasse" (Friedrich Ploetz); (6) The New Nationwide Program of Fundamental Education in Iran (Luanna J. Bowles); (7) Community Development through Adult Education (Philip Sherlock); (8) The Gold Coast Community Development Service (P. du Sautoy); (9) Fundamental Education at Ubon, Thailand (Richard M. Tisinger); (10) "CREFAL" Trains Teachers for Community Leadership (Horace G. Ogden); (11) Seeing is Believing: Community Education in the British Cameroons (Robert S. Drew); (12) Nomadic Education in Ethiopia (A. I. Sheddad); (13) Education for the Nomadic Tribes of Iran (Glen S. Gagon); (14) The Second Unit Rural Schools of Puerto Rico (Osvaldo Rodriguez Pacheco); and (15) The Community School in a Great Metropolis (Leonard Covello, Simon Beagle, and Leon Beck). Part II of this publication--Some Common Tasks--includes the following: (1) Community Schools of Taiwan--The Growth of an Idea (H. Emmett Brown, Isabelo Tupas, and Henry Yang); (2) College in the Country (J. Carson Pritchard); (3) Producing Instructional Materials in Thailand (Bernice E. Leary); (4) Preparation of Teaching Materials, U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (Ann Nolan Clark); (5) A School is Born (Mammo Wolde Senebet); and (6) Getting a Community School Program Started and Keeping it Going (Frederick H. Bair). Part III--Some Common Misunderstandings--includes: (1) Community Education and the Schools (Verna A. Carley; (2) Education and Village Improvements in India (Humayun Kabir); (3) Education and Changing Social Patterns (Samuel C. Adams, Jr.); and (4) The Relation of Education and Other Professions and Resources (Willard W. Beatty). (Contains 32 footnotes.) [The Yearbook Committee members were Bess Goodykoontz, Lane C. Ash, Muriel W. Brown, Paul S. Bodenman, Delia Goetz, Ella W. Griffin, and Frederika M. Tandler. Best copy available has been provided.]
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Historical Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Bolivia; Cameroon; Ethiopia; India; Iran; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Thailand