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  • What is Community Education?

    Community Education is a unique education concept that embraces these beliefs: 

    • Education is a lifelong process;
    • Everyone in the community - individuals, businesses, public and private agencies -- shares responsibility for educating all members of the community; and
    • Citizens have a right and a responsibility to be involved in determining community needs, identifying community resources, and linking those needs and resources to improve their community.

    Community Education results in: 

    • A responsive education system and an improved learning climate in the schools;
    • Efficient and cost-effective ways of delivering education and community services;
    • Broad-based community support for schools and other community agencies;
    • An emphasis on special populations, such as at-risk youth and minorities; and
    • Collective action among all educational and community agencies to address quality of life issues.

    Working together - through Community Education - communities can address such concerns as: child care and extended day care programs; senior citizen services; student achievement and school effectiveness; community pride and support for schools; unemployment/underemployment; literacy/diploma and degree completion; community economic development; and many other community ideas.

    This information was provided by the Minnesota Community Education Association which can be seen at www.mn-mcea.org 

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