HASHIGUTI Yasunori Oita University, Education and Research Center for Lifelong Learning, Professor, 生涯学習教育研究センター, 教授 (70101409)
OAKDA Masahiko Oita University, Education and Research Center for Lifelong Learning, Associate Professor, 生涯学習教育研究センター, 助教授 (30284136)
KANBE Junichi Shiga University, Education and Research Center for Lifelong Learning, Associate Professor, 生涯学習教育研究センター, 助教授 (50253042)
KIYOKUNI Yuji Kagawa University, Education and Research Center for Lifelong Learning, Associate Professor, 生涯学習教育研究センター, 助教授 (60252889)
|Budget Amount *help
¥3,700,000 (Direct Cost: ¥3,700,000)
Fiscal Year 2005: ¥900,000 (Direct Cost: ¥900,000)
Fiscal Year 2004: ¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,000,000)
Fiscal Year 2003: ¥1,800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,800,000)
Considering on our research on the conditions of university extension, university extension seems to have been acknowledged as an important function in Japanese universities. In reality, "extension of university teaching" and "university-industry cooporation" have developed remarkably. But, few progress has been noticed in "community service".
At this point, "University-Community Partnership" in America is so suggestive that we can learn what and how Japanese universities contribute to their neibhorhoods. The results of this study are as follows ;
1.When urban development starts, Community Development Corporation (CDC) is to be organized by community institusions, ornagizations and neighbors. Universities contribute their communities through this NPO.
2.University partnership contains a great variety of activities : initiation and review of neighborhood planning, re-habilitation and construction of affordable housing, renovation and development of commercial and industrial properties, assistance to small businesses, local entrepreneurs and microbusinesses, creation and retention of jobs, job taining and job referrals for area residents, neighbouhood beautification and enhancement of amenities, educational and recreational programs for youth, community art and cultural events, and leadership development.
3.University pratnership lays stress on "community-based", because community development premises empowerment and self-help of heighborhood.
4.There are many diverse approaches to university partnership ; service learning, service provision, faculty involvement, student volunteerism, community in the classroom, applied research, major institutional change, and so on.