Community Development: A Critical Approach

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Policy Press, Jan 1, 2005 - Political Science - 196 pages
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Margaret Ledwith is one of the UK's most highly regarded community development practitioners and academics. This book, developed from her classic text, Participating in Transformation, is an invaluable new resource for students and practitioners in the field. The book advocates a critical approach to community development that locates theory in practice, emphasising its transformative rather than ameliorative potential. Grounded in the pedagogy of Paulo Freire and drawing on feminist and other relevant theories, it helps readers to: gain an understanding of key community development theories; develop practical skills alongside the ability to analyse and reflect; situate local practice within a global context. The text is brought to life through a series of narrative case studies, drawn from the author's own experiences, which clearly illustrate how to apply the ideas, models and analyses discussed

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Margaret Ledwith is professor emeritus of community development and social justice at the University of Cumbria, UK.

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