Thus, it is important for the students of community organization to understand the past, draw lessons from it and develop and experiment new models and ...
Author: Orien Freeman
Publisher: Scientific e-Resources
Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. Unifying the study of these diverse subjects of study is sociology's purpose of understanding how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by surrounding cultural and social structures. A social system basically consists of two or more individuals interacting directly or indirectly in a bounded situation. There may be physical or territorial boundaries, but the fundamental sociological point of reference is that the individuals are oriented, in a whole sense, to a common focus or inter-related foci. This book has been written as a result of dissatisfaction with the attitude prevailing among sociologists that the scientific method will make sociology the fittest instrument for planning and controlling social relationships. Designed to meet the needs of all those related to the subject, this book will be invaluable to students as well as professionals
We explicitly identified a need to build grass-roots philosophy communities, and to nurture a national organization built on locally sourced talent and ...
Author: Amanda Fulford
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'Why should we care about philosophy?' Public philosophy, or 'doing philosophy' in the community, is an important and growing trend – revealed not only by the phenomenon of the Parisian philosophy café, but also the contemporary rise of multiple grassroots projects, for example the Philosophy in Pubs movement. This book is the first to offer academic examination of the theoretical contributions and practical applications of community philosophy. Bringing together voices from diverse contexts and subject areas, from activism and political action to religious environments, arts organisations and museums to maximum security prisons, this collection asks key questions about the point of making philosophy available for everyone: 'How do you “do philosophy” with the public?'; 'Is philosophy in the community the same as academic philosophy?'; 'Why is community philosophy important?' Including contributions from practitioners and researchers from professional philosophy, education, healthcare, and community philosophy, this collection offers perspectives on a growing area of study. It offers a timely and critical introduction to, and analysis of, what philosophy can be when grounded in socially-engaged activities.
Choosing an Approach to Practice In general , the philosophy or mission of the organization that employs the community organizer determines the model of ...
Author: Donna Hardina
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
This guide promotes the use of analytical skills in community organization practice, including information gathering and processing, legislative research, needs assessment, participatory action research, political analysis, population forecasting and social indicator analysis, power analysis, program development and planning, resource development, budgeting, and grant writing,. These analytical methods, often used in practice but seldom systematically discussed, assist the practitioner in identifying community problems, planning interventions, and conducting evaluations. The text explicates a problem-solving model that identifies concepts and theories underlying practice, methods for problem identification and assessment, and techniques for goal setting, implementation, and evaluation. It features extensive listings of Web sites for community organization practice and is dedicated to the idea that the community organizer, to be truly effective, must be prepared to be an active learner.
The self-empowerment goals of community organization exactly match the aims of ... While the main philosophical and ideological conflict described above ...
Author: Keith Tones
It could be said with some justification that the task of education is to safe guard people's right to learn about important aspects of human culture and experience. Since health and illness occupy a prominent place in our everyday experience, it might reasonably be argued that everyone is entitled to share whatever insights we possess into the state of being healthy and to benefit from what might be done to prevent and treat disease and discomfort. Health education's role in such an endeavour would be to create the necessary under standing. No other justification would be needed. In recent years, however, questions have been posed with increasing insistence and urgency about efficiency - both about education in general and health education in particular. We can be certain that such enquiries about effectiveness do not reflect a greater concern to know whether or not the population is better educated: they stem from more utilitarian motives. It is apparent, even to the casual observer, that economic growth and productivity have become a central preoccupation in contemporary Britain.
The central focus of his views concerned organizing community resources to serve better the disadvantaged young and handicapped. In the 1930s he advocated ...
Author: Patricia Mooney-Melvin
"An encyclopedic dictionary that treats organizations, persons, and federal legislation that document the history of grass-roots community organizing. . . . Highly recommended to academic libraries with programs in sociology, social work, local politics, and urban history, and to all urban public libraries." Choice
knowledge gleaned by the local branches of the Charitable Organisation Society and the Church in determining the best way forward in dealing with these ...
Author: Steve Clarke
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Category: Social Science
This book traces the development of community development/organization as it evolved separately in Britain and the United States, and how the social and political situations in each country determined the various shapes and directions it took. In presenting a comprehensive history of the subject, Community Organization and Development draws on local and international factors that have helped to shape its application and fortunes across varied settings. Recent economic and social pressures, the changing demographics of developed economies, and the rise of social and cultural diversity all contribute to the need for a comprehensive model that can be deployed to effect the necessary social changes required for sustained change with stability. The history of this intervention technique throws up many examples from which insight can be gained for the present time, and Wales is used as an example of how national policy and local development could be combined for maximum effect. Community development should become reliable and quantifiable, and the comprehensive model developed here demonstrates how and when it should be deployed.
Thus, there are human communities where membership is based on similarity of status or role (e.g., professional organizations), on certain contractual ...
Author: Joseph C. Pitt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In early November 1976 a workshop on the Philosophy of Wilfrid Sellars was held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacks burg, Virginia. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Research Division of the University and organized by Professor Joseph C. Pitt, its aim was to provide a forum in which views of Professor Sellars could be discussed by a group of scholars fully acquainted with this work. Aside from the twelve invited participants, the workshop was attended by interested parties from as far away as Canada. The papers contained in the volume rep resent the results of the discussions held that weekend. With two excep tions the contents are extensively rewritten and revised versions of infor mal talks and presentations. (Rosenberg's paper is here in its original complete version. Rottschaefer was unable to attend. ) This collection is not then the proceedings but the final product derived from work initiated that weekend. The papers reftect both the spirit of the workshop and the work of Professor Sellars in that they represent the fruits of an intense and multi-faceted dialogue. Professor Sellar~' presence and whole hearted participation left us all with more than enough food for thought and a deepened appreciation of both the man and his philosophy. Special thanks are due Thomas Gilmer, Associate Dean of Research for The College of Arts and Sciences and Randal M.
Author: ASHA RAMAGONDA PATILPublish On: 2012-11-19
Dunham (1970) has divided trends in community organization in the following four parts: Shift in conceptualization and philosophy Changes in agencies and ...
Author: ASHA RAMAGONDA PATIL
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Category: Business & Economics
In a democratic country like India, community organization and development has a great significance. This concise yet comprehensive book explains the basic concepts of community organization and development and other related issues in an accessible manner. The book deals with different aspects of community organization and describes in detail the process of community development. It dwells on the concept of community mobilization covering needs, benefits and challenges related to it and explains different models of community organization for bringing social change. Besides, the book focuses on conflict management in a constructive way and suggests that conflicts, if dealt proactively, can bring positive changes and harmony among people. Finally, it concentrates on models and strategies used in social action and different roles of the community worker while working with the people. Examples, especially from the Indian situation, are given to clarify the topics discussed. Chapter-end questions will help the student to understand the subject in a better way. The book is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Social Work. Besides, professionals in the field will also find the book quite useful.
The first involved the integration of philosophy with skill. The leadership skills that were covered in the PLP training were always connected back to the ...
Author: Donna Hardina
Bring your students the latest developments in community organization! Innovative Approaches for Teaching Community Organization Skills in the Classroom will help social work educators efficiently teach students methods of practice that they need to know in order to offer the best services to clients with a variety of different needs in a variety of settings. Here you'll find assignments and exercises that combine new technology with progressive ideas about integrating theory and practice. This valuable book consistently addresses topics that will stimulate discussion on the value assumptions inherent in community practice, appropriate ways to transmit these values in the classroom, and the best way to help students develop their own frameworks for ethical decisionmaking. Innovative Approaches for Teaching Community Organization Skills in the Classroom will be a valuable addition to your collection. This accessible and comprehensive book identifies and provides detailed information for teaching these skills in the classroom: ethical decisionmaking community assessment interpersonal skills development making your practice effective in a multi-cultural environment organizing your practice with computer technology This book describes teaching methods that will educate your students on the development of self-awareness, multicultural competency, and ethical content for practice, preparing them for the diverse situations that may arise in their professional careers.
... the " four walls " philosophy and community endeavor : “ Our choice is between ... Community organization and community development are the methods that ...
Author: Allen Kent
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
"The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science provides an outstanding resource in 33 published volumes with 2 helpful indexes. This thorough reference set--written by 1300 eminent, international experts--offers librarians, information/computer scientists, bibliographers, documentalists, systems analysts, and students, convenient access to the techniques and tools of both library and information science. Impeccably researched, cross referenced, alphabetized by subject, and generously illustrated, the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science integrates the essential theoretical and practical information accumulating in this rapidly growing field."