Working with Communities

Paperback | December 6, 2015

byJudy Taylor

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Working with Communities examines the critical ideas about community work and associated concepts such as social inclusion, social capital, community participation, community capacity building, and community partnerships. It provides students with the theoretical foundations of community workrelated to current practice. Practice skills are explained through excellent case studies, and a range of practitioner perspectives. This blend of practice perspectives assists the reader in their understanding of communities and community work by providing guidance for explaining the complex relationships between governmentand non-government roles, partnerships and community participation.

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Working with Communities examines the critical ideas about community work and associated concepts such as social inclusion, social capital, community participation, community capacity building, and community partnerships. It provides students with the theoretical foundations of community workrelated to current practice. Practice skills...

Judy Taylor (PhD), Adjunct Assoc Prof School of Medicine and Dentistry James Cook University Australia. Adjunct Assoc Prof Centre for Rural Health and Community Development University of SA.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.65 × 7.48 × 0.01 inPublished:December 6, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195588754

ISBN - 13:9780195588750

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PART 1: Theoretical Foundations of Community Work1. The practice of community work in contemporary Australia2. Contemporary contextual influences on community work in Australia3. What is community? Elements of community structure and functioning4. Community: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives5. Why do communities act?PART 2: Practice Frameworks and Conceptual Approaches to Working6. Conceptual approaches to community work7. Practice frameworks for working with communities8. Government roles in working with communities9. Roles of the non-government sector in working with communitiesPART 3: Practical Applications of Community Work and Community Development10. Community decision-making11. Partnerships for community development12. Partnerships in international development13. Community participation; a global perspective14. Community leadership15. Community planning16. Building knowledge in community work