Created Community Reformulation Methods and the Five Presuppositions of Community Reformulation.
Five Presuppositions of Community Reformulation
Presupposition 1. A community reformulation project must be conducted in a limited geographical area.
Presupposition 2. Community reformulation must deal with the depth human problem in the area.
Presupposition 3. The key to the identity building phase of community reformulation is the intentional use of symbols.
Presupposition 4. Community reformulation must deal with all of the critical problems of a community simultaneously.
Presupposition 5. Community reformulation must deal with all age levels in the community.
The Gridding Method
The world grid (Global Grid) came into existence with the Nation and World course. The globe was…the context for action and all action was… interrelated. Gridding was a way of appropriating the world and describing the complex and dynamic inter-relationships of the given and emerging continents of the globe.…The globe was divided into three spheres and nine continents….[the grid] establishes the symbolic boundaries between the nine continents (Roundtable, Quarter II, 1981–82).
Gridding is a method for seeing rational patterns in geography. It developed as a way for a group to form a consensus in relationship to a particular geography and was a symbolic and practical step for taking responsibility for the geography (Methods Manual, p. 17).
The gridding sequence was:
————Parish (six in a micro)
—————-Stake (5,000 people—six in a community)
——————Block (200 people)
(Cultural Studies 1, Global Academy course notes, 1972)
RS-I was taught on the East coast and West coasts.