Community Development Around the World: Practice, Theory, Research, Training

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University of Toronto Press, 1997 - Political Science - 481 pages
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New social structures, agencies, and social movements have had a dramatic impact on community development across the world. In this book, more than forty authors in six countries representing the major regions of the world offer a truly global perspective on the changing nature of the practice and theory of community development.

The collection approaches community development from many different angles, featuring a critical review of the international literature, twenty detailed case studies dealing with key issues, and separate country-by-country studies of education, research, and theory. Despite obvious differences between countries in their economic, political, and socio-cultural contexts of practice, common themes emerge. The book concludes with a new framework theory for use in policy development, program planning, and alternative practice.

Comprehensive and challenging Community Development Around the World is essential reading for students, analysts, and practitioners in the field.

 

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Contents

BY HUBERT CAMPFENS
11
CANADA COORDINATED BY HARVEY STALWICK
47
Onward Willow
77
The Quebec Experience
90
Supportive Institutions in Canada NATHAN GILBERT
101
Conclusion
110
Research KEN BANKS
111
Contributors
123
Contributors
271
Introduction FRED ABLOH AND STEPHEN AMEYAW
277
Research in Community Development STEPHEN AMEYAW
306
Theoretical and Policy Perspective STEPHEN AMEYAW
313
Contributors
324
PROFULLA SARKER
331
A Multidimensional
341
Education and Training M SOLAIMAN AND TAHAMIN BANU
360

Introduction FRED STAFLEU
137
Practice
148
Neighbourhood Services for the Elderly
157
Institutions Supporting CD WIL VAN DE LEUR
185
Theoretical Developments in Community Work in
196
Conclusion CEES DE WIT
209
Amsterdam LIESBETH KLEINBEERNINK 157
210
Introduction JOSEPH KATAN
219
B Pioneering Community Work in a Jewish UltraOrthodox
231
Organizational Structure of Community Work JOSEPH KATAN WITH
252
Community Work Research JOSEPH KATAN WITH YOSSI KORAZIM
258
Education and Training for Community Work JOSEPH KATAN WITH
264
Theory and Policy Trends ALI AKBAR
370
Contributors
377
CHILE BY TERESA QUIROZ MARTIN
385
Concepts
391
Enabling
398
Three Case Illustrations
414
Analysis and Discussion
420
Conclusion
430
COMPARISONS AND CONCLUSIONS
437
Shifts in Concept and Practice
452
Framework Theory Outline for Policy Development Program
467
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Hubert Campfens is Professor of Community Development and Social Planning in the Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada.

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