Educating For A Change


Drawing on the author's experiences in facilitating a wide range of workshops, this handbook offers theory and practical tools for consciously applying the principles of democratic practice to daily work.
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Drawing on the author's experiences in facilitating a wide range of workshops, this handbook offers theory and practical tools for consciously applying the principles of democratic practice to daily work.
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"I've been both a community organizer and a teacher of organizing for over 20 years, and believe me, this book is the best organizing book I've seen."
-- Canadian Dimension
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780921284482
  • Publisher: Between the Lines
  • Publication date: 4/1/1991
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

At the time of publication, the authors were all members of the Doris Marshall Institute in Toronto, an organization commited to popular education and social change.
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Table of Contents

  • The Writers
  • A Word About Words
  • Acknowledgements

I - This Is Our Chance: Educating Strategically
  • Painting Ourselves into the Picture
  • Assessing the Situation

II - Working By Design: Putting Together a Program
  • Taking Ourselves Seriously
  • The Building Blocks
  • Putting the Pieces Together
  • A Designing Checklist

III - Shaping Our Tools: Developing and Using Activities
  • Activities and How to Choose Them
  • Getting Started
  • Drawing Out Knowledge and Experience and Looking For Patterns
  • Adding Theory or New Information
  • Practising Skills, Forming Strategies, and Planning For Action
  • Reflection and Evaluation
  • Energizing Participants and Facilitators
  • A Final Word

IV - Working On Our Feet: The Practice of Democratic Facilitation
  • Using Space: The Politics of Furniture
  • Making the Most of Who We Are
  • Establishing Credibility/Sharing the Expert Role
  • Giving and Getting Feedback
  • Challenging and Encouraging Resistance
  • Working With Discomfort
  • Conflict: Heading into the Wind
  • Timing: Exit Lines
  • The Facilitator's Role

V - Looking Back: Issues Emerging From Our Practice
  • The Basis of Our Practice
  • Power Relations
  • Increasing Our Impact
  • A Vital Bridge

VI - Looking Ahead: Implications For Our Work in the 1990s
  • Economic Challenges
  • Political Challenges
  • Social Challenges
  • Cultural and Ideological Challenges
  • Breaking Down Barriers, Building Links

  • This Book and Us: A Conversation
  • Readers Respond: Some Quotes

Educating For Social Change: A Bibliography
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