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ERIC Number: ED039416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 22
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Toward a More Restricted Definition of Community Development.
Whitford, James R.
Basing his discussion on an earlier paper Dr. Charles J. Erasmus ("Community Development and the Encogido Syndrome"), the author argues that community development should be defined in a more restricted fashion than has been done; that the techniques and limitations of the community development worker should be more clearly recognized; that the necessity for the community development worker turning to technical experts for certain kinds of specialized help be admitted; that the community development worker accept the responsibility to organize the unorganized, to transfer the decision-making process to the community, and to leave when he has done this and not become a permanent fixture in the client community. Community development is not something which a worker does, but rather a process which a worker helps to bring about. To be successful community development must become an interdisciplinary approach not only in its implementation but also in its theoretical formulation. (MF)
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Identifiers: Canada
Note: Working paper presented at the Second National Workshop on Community Development (Canada), February 11-14, 1969