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Historical context, theoretical grounding, critical issues perspective, and the "how-to" for community development

This collection of work by leading community development scholars presents students with a theoretical and practical introduction to the field. The text progresses seamlessly from a theoretical overview to a historical overview to three approaches to community development (ecological, interactional, and structural-functional), then explores the practice of community development along with technical assistance, action research, evaluation research, and the role of local organizations, local leadership, and coalitions. The book concludes with critical issues, such as rural development, inner-city development, youth in community development, health care, public schools, and sustainable development.

Key features include:

  • New community development intervention models, using examples from recent events to demonstrate the strengths and challenges of such models
  • Community service-learning activities, providing useful examples and case studies of successful service-learning programs in communities
  • A hierarchy of learning activities and exercises within each chapter, ensuring that students learn how to apply concepts to real-world issues
  • Relevant cases of successful community development interventions, giving students examples of 'best practices'
  • Major trends, challenges, and prospects for the future in community development, helping students identify key issues and opportunities
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132479189
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 12/15/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Jerry W. Robinson, Jr.is Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology, Emeritus at Delta State University (DSU) and Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1994, Robinson accepted an endowed Chair in Economic and Community Development at DSU. At Delta State, he founded the Center for Community and Economic Development. He is known around the world for his creativity in developing and leading practical and multi-disciplinary programs in human relations, organizational development, and leadership and community development. He has written a dozen books on organizational development, human relations, stress and wellness, leadership and community development, and traffic safety. His research has been published in The ABA Journal, American Sociological Review, The Economic Development Review, The Community Development Journal, Rural Sociology, and Social Forces.

Gary Paul Green is a professor in the Department of Community & Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a community development specialist in the Center for Community & Economic Development at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Green’s teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of community and economic development. In addition to his work in the U.S., he has been involved in community and economic development research and teaching in China, New Zealand, South Korea, Uganda, and Ukraine.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Developing Communities - Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. and Gary Paul Green Chapter 2. An Historical View of Community Development - Lorraine E. Garkovich Chapter 3. Community Development and Natural Landscapes - Alan W. Barton and Theresa Selfa Chapter 4. The Technical Assistance Approach - Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. and Frank Fear Chapter 5. The Self-Help Approach to Community Development - Gary Paul Green Chapter 6. The Interactional Approach to Community - J.C. Bridger, M. A. Brennan and A.E. Luloff Chapter 7. The Role of Conflict in Community Develoment - Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. and L. Steven Smutko Chapter 8. Action Research and Evaluation in Community Develoment - John J. Green and Anna M. Kleiner Chapter 9. The Role of Leadership Behaviors and Structures in Community Development - Josh Stovall, Jerry W. Robinson, Jr., Albert Nylander and Ralph B. Brown Chapter 10. Principles of Working Together: Developing Relationships That Support Community Development Initiatives - Janet S.Ayers and Anne Heinze Silvis Chapter 11. Communities in Rural America: Current Realities and Emerging Strategies - Lionel J. Beaulieu and Glenn D. Israel Chapter 12. Community Development Challenges of Inner-City Neighborhoods - Jeffrey S. Lowe and William M. Harris, Sr.
Chapter 13. Engaging Youth in CommunityDevelopment - Wendy Wheeler and Ana Maria Thomas Chapter 14. Health: A New Community Development Challenge - Lois Wright Morton and Nina Glasgow Chapter 15. Schools and Community Development - Kai A. Schafft and Hobart L. Harmon Chapter 16. Sustainable Communities: Sustainability and Community Development - Jerry Hembd and Jane Silberstein Chapter 17. Globalization and Community Development: Synergy or Disintegration - Paulette Meikle and Gary Paul Green Chapter 18. Emerging Issues in Community Development - Gary Paul Green and Jerry W. Robinson, Jr.

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