Community development (second edition)

Community development (second edition)

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Community development finds itself in times of unprecedented political, social and economic change, locally and globally, at the same time as divisions between poverty and privilege widen. Building practical approaches to theory and theoretical approaches to practice, this updated and expanded second edition of a bestselling text develops critiques of the changing context and identifies challenges faced by community development both at community level and as a collective force for a more just, equal and sustainable future. Featuring a range of different models of community development and illustrative stories from practitioners in the field, the new edition will be essential reading for practitioners, students and educators involved in community development, youth and community work, social work, health and education.Our focus has been blurred on the real issues at stake and left us as uncritical deliverers of policy, not really understanding why we are doing what we do anyway. We have lost our way (Pitchford with Henderson, 2008). ... all too often applied naively to confidence and selfesteem at a personal level, within a paradigm of social pathology, a purpose that ... work as a fulltime professional practice based in neighbourhoods, helping local people to decide, plan and take action to meet theiranbsp;...

Title:Community development (second edition)
Author:Margaret Ledwith
Publisher:Policy Press - 2011-04-27


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