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ERIC Number: ED015382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 1
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ENCOURAGING COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, A TRAINING GUIDE FOR LOCAL WORKERS.
BIDDLE, LOUREIDE J.; BIDDLE, WILLIAM W.
THIS TRAINING GUIDE IS WRITTEN TO MEET THE NEEDS OF UNIVERSITIES AND COLLEGES TO WHICH THE PEACE CORPS, VISTA, CHURCHES, AND OTHER VOLUNTEER-USING AGENCIES TURN FOR HELP IN TRAINING THE NONPROFESSIONAL OR PREPROFESSIONAL LOCAL WORKER IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. THE LESSONS ARE DIRECTED TO THE "ENCOURAGER" WHO LIVES WITH THE PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN DEVELOPMENT AND WHO MUST RELATE HIMSELF, HIS NEIGHBOR, AND THE PROCESS TO THE PROFESSIONAL AND THE BIG DECISION-MAKERS. CHAPTERS DEAL WITH SUCH TOPICS AS UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF THE LOCAL WORKER, UNDERSTANDING THE PEOPLE TO BE SERVED, FORMING WORKING GROUPS, DEVELOPING SENSITIVITY, CULTIVATING EMERGENT LEADERSHIP, ESTABLISHING FRIENDSHIP THAT ENCOURAGES, HELPING PEOPLE BUILD A SENSE OF COMMUNITY, ENCOURAGING WISE CHOICES OF ACTIVITY, RELATING COMMUNITIES TO LARGER SOCIAL SYSTEMS, KEEPING RECORDS AND DEVELOPING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY HISTORY, SEARCHING OUT PROCEDURES FOR MAKING GROUP LIFE SATISFYING AND PRODUCTIVE, RECONCILING COMMUNITY CONFLICT, USING INFLUENCE ETHICALLY, AND HELPING CREATE A SOCIAL ORGANIZATION THAT WILL CONTINUE THE PROCESS OF BUILDING COMMUNITY. THERE IS AN ADDENDUM TO EACH CHAPTER WHICH INTRODUCES SOCIAL SCIENCE STUDENTS TO SELECTED AUTHORS WHOSE WRITINGS SUBSTANTIATE OR CHALLENGE THE AUTHORS' POINT OF VIEW. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM HOLT, RINEHART AND WINSTON, INC., NEW YORK. (RT)
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