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This text provides students of community and economic development with a theoretical and practical introduction to the field. Bringing together leading scholars, it provides both a conceptual background and contemporary approaches, with a progression from theory to practice. Included are case studies and supportive material to develop community service-learning activities.
Table of Contents
|An Historical View of Community Development|
|Community Development and Natural Landscapes|
|The Technical Assistance Approach|
|The Self-Help Approach to Community Development|
|The Interactional Approach to Community|
|The Role of Conflict in Community Develoment|
|Action Research and Evaluation in Community Develoment|
|The Role of Leadership Behaviors and Structures in Community Development|
|Principles of Working Together: Developing Relationships That Support Community Development Initiatives|
|Communities in Rural America: Current Realities and Emerging Strategies|
|Community Development Challenges of Inner-City Neighborhoods|
|Engaging Youth in Community√ť¬†Development|
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