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ERIC Number: EJ893702
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1683-1381
Human Resource Building--An Approach to Service Learning
Rajan, Sonika
New Horizons in Education, v57 n3 p32-41 Dec 2009
Background: Isabella Thoburn College at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India has initiated Service Learning Program for its students through 4 issue based centers. One of the centers AIDS Awareness Center for Counseling, Education, and Training (AACCET) is in the field of HIV/AIDS. It follows 6 pronged approach to achieve its objectives and one of the objectives is Human Resource Building. The paper explains the whole concept and methodology of human resource building as an approach to service learning. Focus of Discussion: Paper deals in detail with the various training programs carried out by AACCET. Training is provided to 4 target groups--college students, educators, village animators, and primary health workers. Basic procedure and activities are the same for all the groups but the communicative language, resource material, guest speakers, games, presentations and so forth vary according to the group needs. Variety of experiences provided to the groups transforms them into peer educator, counselor and trainers who go and work with the community. Comments: Human resource building brings teaching and learning, educators and society, theory and practice into new relationships and understanding. Our venture into human resource building is an effort towards modeling a behavior and approach which focuses on sharing so that we can build a better world in the new millennium. Conclusion: Human resource building aims at bringing change in the minds of people. Change is needed in the present world which can be witnessed only when people change at the emotional level and that is what Human resource building is aimed at.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India