Community Development In Canada

by David Hannis, Jason D. Brown, Na Hannis

Pearson Education | February 12, 2007 | Trade Paperback |

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Community development happens within a community, it does not happen to the community.  It's about empowering a community to develop from within. 

This text, developed by Canadian professors for Canadian classes, fills a gap.  Brown and Hannis bring a unique Canadian perspective with this all-Canadian textbook.  Designed for one-semester courses in colleges and universities, this succinct text covers three main areas in 11 chapters: History and Intro to Policies and Theory; Development of Skills; and Practice Issues.  Through the inclusion of discussion questions and case studies, students can develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 6.69 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: February 12, 2007

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0205465153

ISBN - 13: 9780205465156

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Community Development In Canada

by David Hannis, Jason D. Brown, Na Hannis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 6.69 × 9.06 × 0.39 in

Published: February 12, 2007

Publisher: Pearson Education

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0205465153

ISBN - 13: 9780205465156

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Importance of Community

Chapter 2:  Introduction to Community Development

Chapter 3:  History of Community Development

Chapter 4:  Perspectives on Community Development

Chapter 5:  Relationship Building in the Community

Chapter 6:  Process of Community Development

Chapter 7:  Skills for Working in Communities

Chapter 8:  Canadian Case Studies

Chapter 9:  Aboriginal Community Development

Chapter 10:  International Community Development

Chapter 11:  Social Welfare and the Future of Community Development

From the Publisher

Community development happens within a community, it does not happen to the community.  It's about empowering a community to develop from within. 

This text, developed by Canadian professors for Canadian classes, fills a gap.  Brown and Hannis bring a unique Canadian perspective with this all-Canadian textbook.  Designed for one-semester courses in colleges and universities, this succinct text covers three main areas in 11 chapters: History and Intro to Policies and Theory; Development of Skills; and Practice Issues.  Through the inclusion of discussion questions and case studies, students can develop a comprehensive understanding of the subject from both a theoretical and practical perspective.

From the Jacket

Community development happens from within a community, it does not happen to a community.  It is a process and a tool to facilitate meaningful and sustainable change in quality of life through grassroots involvement and participatory planning. 

 

This new Canadian text is written to provide an introduction to the theories, concepts, and contemporary methods of community development work, and an opportunity to develop specific skills such as relationship-building and maintenance.

 

Chapters 8 to 11 contain selected case studies from each province and territory and also discuss development in Aboriginal and international communities. Examples include:

  The Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association, Edmonton, Alberta

  •  Seniors Bridging Cultures Club, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
  •  Community Access Program, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  •  The Sustainable Toronto Project, Toronto, Ontario
  •  School of Community Government, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

  

Jason Brown of the University of Western Ontario has worked as a social worker and as a psychologist conducting research and providing front-line counselling services to youth in Manitoba.

 

David Hannis is a community development instructor and field placement co-coordinator at Grant MacEwan College, Alberta.

About the Author

Jason Brown is a psychologist interested in holistic and strength-based approaches to individual, family and community health. He has worked in education, corrections, and health care systems with youth and adults. His academic background is in social work and education, and his research is participatory, emphasizing the assets of individuals, families and communities that have experienced serious challenges. He is grateful to have had many wonderful teachers, including his three children Kalyee, Jenna and Kobe, his partner Shelley, as well as friends, colleagues and traditional people. Jason is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Ontario, and teaches in the Counselling Psychology program.

 

He is co-author of a Pearson publication with Richard Lerner and Cheryl Kier, titled Adolescence: Development, Diversity, Context and Application, Canadian Edition (2005).

  

David Hannis is a community development instructor and field placement co-ordinator at Grant MacEwan College.

Editorial Reviews

Because of our program's commitment to international work and global perspectives I was delighted to see the chapter included in the text.  It includes many useful topics…

Lynne Bernnan, George Brown College, St. James Campus

 

I think the range of pedagogical tools employed are good…The general tone and style is appropriate, objective and at a level my students would have no problem following and understanding…The material is good, thoroughly well researched, up-to-date, generally well sequenced and organized.

James M. Fulton, Fleming College

 

I liked seeing a chapter on Canadian Models and International Community Development.  [The] chapter on Skills is the one that our student will find the most helpful as they are assisting with many of these activities at their field practicum…Sections on Chairing, Evaluating a Meeting and Team Building are clear with helpful details.  Friendly tone.

Susan Pratten, Sheridan College

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