ERIC Number: ED022580
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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The Community Development Process: The Rediscovery of Local Initiative.
Biddle, William W.; Biddle, Loureide J.
The development process in two communities, a mining county in rural Appalachia and a deteriorating neighborhood in a northern industrial city, is presented in case-study form. Concepts and commonly used terms are defined; a process of development is identified that can be used in groups small enough to permit attention to the growth of persons. The individually participative process is then related to the large-scale planning and complexity found in modern metropolitan living. The research design is outlined, and an attempt is made to clarify the relatedness of community development to various academic disciplines and helping professions. A preliminary identity is given the active community developer, who is essential to the process. Finally, appendixes give further information on community development, especially in the United States, and bibliographies list relevant literature in the social sciences and in world-wide community development. (Authors/JH)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Biracial Committees, Citizens Councils, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community Action, Community Development, Cooperative Planning, Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Local Issues, Public Support, Racial Integration, Rural Urban Differences, Self Help Programs, Social Influences
Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., New York ($7.50).
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