9781412974622

Introduction to Community Development : Theory, Practice, and Service-Learning

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    9781412974622

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    1412974623

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/4/2010
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

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

Developing Communities
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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