ERIC Number: EJ613140
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: 0
The Community as a Laboratory of Study: Getting Out of the Ivory Tower.
Jelier, Richard W.; Clarke, Robert J.
Journal of Public Affairs Education, v5 n2 p167-80 Apr 1999
Describes a Community Analysis course that gives students an opportunity to apply urban theory through direct community engagement. Notes course objectives and organization (as a condensed special topic to allow travel, or within the regular semester). Identifies benefits/risks of community experiential learning for instructors and students. Approach has been applied in Cleveland (Ohio), Toronto (Ontario), and Grand Rapids (Michigan). (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Community Study, Course Objectives, Course Organization, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Urban Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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