Community and the World

Community and the World

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This collection of articles and artwork examines inclusive community development education, which engages members of diverse, often marginalised groups in research and education for social change. Community development education is the democratic and scholarly practice of involving everyday people, from all backgrounds, in the research-based process of designing, starting, and evaluating programs that meet people's needs. The book's varied contributions serve as personalised invitations to: work with others as equals, join democratic social projects, talk to people qyou wouldn't have talked to beforeq, value self-education, recognise contributions made by unpaid workers, invent ways to be non-violent, challenge passivity, and use democracy as a way to improve communities and the world. Addressing culture to science, chapters contain work carried out by younger and older scholarly activists in: Women's Studies, anti-racist and anti-colonial studies, history, the social sciences, global studies, community studies, media studies, horticulture, philosophy, education, co-operatives and community service, social-movement organising, project development, political art, and popular music. Each chapter contains diverse themes, comes from multidisciplinary research, and speaks to the subject of education for social change in individual ways. Contributions focus on popular education, self-education, self-defined group education, group-defined university projects, and scholarly activism in local to global; guides to community resources for clients; and funding proposals for their field organizations. A sample of thesis titles include: a€c The Role of Women in the California Agricultural Labor Force a€c Training Manual for Lay Persons Handling Welfare Cases ... to do a keyword search for theses relevant to their field interests; students preparing theses also use the collection as models for their own work.

Title:Community and the World
Author:Torry D. Dickinson
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2003-01-01


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