Popular Education Practice for Youth and Community Development Work

Beck, D. and Purcell, R. (2010) Popular Education Practice for Youth and Community Development Work. Series: Empowering youth and community work practice. Learning Matters: Exeter, UK. ISBN 9781844452071

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This book is for everyone out there who still wants to change the world. It provides a theoretical underpinning for community development and youth work practice which has as its aims individual and collective empowerment and social transformation. It equips practitioners to both critique and develop alternatives to top down, social planning models by providing them with a range of analytical and practice tools derived from the work of Paulo Freir. The book will provide practitioners with new and innovative ways to work with the National Occupational Standards for Youth Work and Community Development Work. It also introduces an alternative discourse to current policy debates: for example community regeneration, capacity building, social inclusion and the recent Community Development Challenge document from the Department of Communities and Local Government. This book is particularly needed now as many contemporary examples of practice fail to deliver increased participation, community empowerment or sustainable social change.

Item Type:Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Beck, Mr Dave and Purcell, Mr Rod
Authors: Beck, D., and Purcell, R.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Publisher:Learning Matters
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