The short guide to community development

The short guide to community development

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With the topic of community high on the public agenda, this timely guide provides an introduction to community development, its origins and some of the current trends and challenges. The book also explores how community development can be applied in different practice domains to achieve a range of policy objectives. Accessibly written, it will be essential for students studying a degree or taking a module in the area as well as those already involved in community development and community organising.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 184 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 12mm | 140.61g
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 1847426891
  • 9781847426895
  • 218,237

Table of contents

Introduction; What is community development?; The changing context of community development; Theoretical concepts; Effective and ethical community development - what's needed?; Applying community development in different service areas; Challenges for practice; Current and future trends.
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"At GBP11.99, this short guide is a handy reference and a bargain, and an attractive and cleanly designed pocket book. It will be required reading for students." James Derounian in Voluntary Sector Review "It's an extremely useful publication, which presents some refreshingly straightforward observations, whilst acknowledging the complexity of the politics and the practice. I will recommend it to students". Mae Shaw, Institute of Education, University of Edinburgh "A great resource - so well written and informative." Sarah Banks, Professor of Community and Youth Work, Durham University "An extremely useful introductory text, which covers all of the essential building blocks for an up-to-date understanding of the practice of community development work in the United Kingdom" Dr Rosemary Moreland, University of Ulster "The Short Guide to Community Development is a valuable and concise contemporary account of community development." Community Development Journal
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About Alison Gilchrist

Marilyn Taylor is Emeritus Professor at the University of the West of England and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute for Voluntary Action Research. She has extensive experience of research and practice in the community development field.
Alison Gilchrist has worked for over three decades in community development: as an activist, practitioner, trainer, researcher and manager, including several years at the Community Development Foundation. She now works as an independent consultant.
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