Community development in action: putting Freire into practice

Ledwith, Margaret (2015) Community development in action: putting Freire into practice. Policy Press. Full text not available from this repository.

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In a world in which social divisions are widening not lessening, it is essential for community development, or any other practice committed to social justice and sustainability, to understand how power works at every level, from grassroots projects to movements for change. This exciting and practical book is filled to the brim with useful ideas for busy practitioners. Building on the work of Paulo Freire, theories are presented in interesting and straightforward ways to provide an everyday reference for practice. Contained in these pages is all you need to give your practice a critical edge! Contents: Introduction; Principles of community development; Paulo Freire’s critical pedagogy; Kickstarting Freire in everyday practice; Power: disempowerment and empowerment; Paulo Freire and anti-racist feminism; Poverty: ‘a crime against humanity’; Power and political times; Emancipatory action research as a critical living praxis; Staying critical: organising collectively.

Item Type: Book
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 9781847428752
Departments: Academic Departments > Nursing, Health & Professional Practice (NHPP)
Additional Information: Margaret Ledwith is Emeritus Professor of Community Development and Social Justice at the University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 15:41
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 15:00
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