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Anita Adams, Tammy Bibbs Community Education #648 Project Demonstration.
Community educators play vital roles in the communities they serve. Their actions often improve the quality of life for the people that reside in those communities. Throughout history community educators have been used to inform, educate, and bring about a social change in many communities.Some well known community educators that have impacted communities throughout history:Anna Julia CooperMyles Horton
Heralded as an educator, feminist, social critic, and author, Cooper devoted her entire life to the education and empowerment of African American youth and adults through much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. For Cooper, adult education for the African American working poor was a necessary “doctor and unfailing remedy “ that would not only lift them from poverty but also prepare unlettered and continuing education adults for the “ solid foundations of a more satisfactory and serviceable adjustment to the duties and responsibilities of life ( Johnson, 2009, pg. 45).
Myles Horton was an educator, socialists, and cofounder of the Highlander Folk School, famous for its role in the Civil Rights Movement. Horton was often referred to as the father of the Civil Rights Movement. Some of the greatest African American Leaders were at one time attendees of Highlander. Hundreds of black Southerners were influenced and inspired by Highlander. Horton also worked with a variety of labor unions throughout the South. He played an essential role in several labor movements. Horton believed that education could be used to bring about social change. He also believed that the education process should be placed in the hands and minds of those being educated.
Training, Inc. offers two computer-based career training programs designed to prepare their clients to enter the workforce. Both programs are geared towards equipping people to become self-sufficient in the rapidly changing new technology-based economy. In addition to job training, Training, Inc. offers a variety of other services, such as life skills workshops.
Job Corps promotes its program as an opportunity to create transformational change by empowering participating students with education and training. Job Corps offers a second chance opportunity for many young adults.
1. Do not have preconceived notions about the community.
2. Find out what the community knows and what are the needs
3. Find out what you can learn from them
(Leydens, Lucena, Schneider, 2008).
encouragement to the participants.