Learning Communities LO6032

Linda E. Dilliplane (ad399@rgfn.epcc.Edu)
Thu, 7 Mar 96 11:43:05 MST

Replying to LO6009 --

>>They need to learn the concept of sustainability, the intergenerational ...
>> they need to learn about themselves ....
>This is a tall order, which IMHO, is virtually impossible if we mount
>some big program. While I believe that within the small community of
>a company there is enough communal interest to run a successful
>program. Most US neighborhoods are not that cohesive. I think the
>story of the Hispanic Community in San Antonio, in which one local
>Hispanic politician has worked a long time to raise the awareness of
>his constituents is instructive. A learning community starts with
>two people learning together. Only when these two are successful
>will their small community grow.

I will agree that this is how things work in San Antonio. I've live here
most of my life and this has been my personal experience.

> >Joe then takes on the government >
>>Government needs to learn that command and control policy-making doesn't
>>Officials need to expand the notion of government as legislator,... to include
>>the role of facilitator.
>>Government needs to learn to accept managed risk, even if it yields
>>short-term political discomfort and negative headlines.
>In the atmosphere of distrust of government from federal to local, even if
>these things are learned - will people be ready to collaborate? I don't
>think so. But the individual government employee in concert with an
>'ordinary' citizen can start a movement. My current book is 'How Culture
>Works' by Paul Bohannan. He starts with the interaction of two people as
>the elemental unit of a culture.

Why do you believe an individual government employee working with an
"ordinary" citizen can start a movement. How can I receive a copy of 'How
Culture Works' by Paul Bohannan?

Thanks, Linda D.


ad399@rgfn.epcc.Edu (Linda E. Dilliplane)

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