Social Development: The Developmental Perspective in Social Welfare
The social development approach seeks to integrate economic and social policies within a dynamic development process in order to achieve social welfare objectives. This first comprehensive textbook on the subject demonstrates that social development offers critically significant insights for the developed as well as the developing world.
James Midgley describes the social development approach, traces its origins in developing countries, reviews theoretical issues in the field and analyzes different strategies in social development. By adding the developmental dimension, social development is shown to transcend the dichotomy between the residualist approach, which concentrates on targeting resources to the most needy, and th
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Social development concept is the dynamic change through creating awareness and implementation by conducting action or program activities among the mass people. It is very complex process that in social science some time to present or discover the social phenomena exactly for the reason of different views from the thinking and expressing mind set-up. With the passage of time everything is changing as the culture. I think that all developmental work or program should be prioritized according to the view of community peoples. In my observation I have seen that while conducting FGD or session with a group on a particular issue every body is not participating. Some one who is speaking, all participants are supporting him to talk more. So its result will not be good as the rules of FGD method.If I add the context of Bangladesh in the rural areas women are not talking for having the lack of social values. Hence, I would like to say social welfare and social development theory have to be changed with its acceptance.There may be many dimension but root causes must to be identified for focusing the real picture of social life.