Jun 14, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 315 Policy and Practice in Community Education

3 Credit(s)
This course addresses purpose, policy and socio-political contexts in community education, and their implications for practice. Students will investigate programs that support the formal and informal learning of individuals and groups in community organizations with educational missions and support the development of the community itself. They will research and analyze community needs, apply theories of community education and development to policy and programming, and reflect on their roles vis-a-vis the community and as developing education professionals. Topics include ways that community education promotes civic engagement, group empowerment and social change. 30 hours of fieldwork in community-education settings required. Three lecture hours per week. Prerequisites: EDC 115 , EDC 210 .