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ERIC Number: ED164956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 90
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Approaches to Community Development.
Long, Huey B., Ed.; And Others
Six approaches to community development are presented by several authors in this booklet. Chapter 1 presents an introduction to the community development concept. In chapter 2, L. J. Cary emphasizes three distinctive features of the community approach: (1) popular or broad-based participation, (2) community as an important concept, and (3) the holistic nature of concern. In "The Information Self-help Approach", H. Y. McClusky suggests that the right kind of information applied by knowledgeable participants at strategic junctures can make a difference in community development. In chapter 4, R. Thomas places heavy emphasis upon the "special problem" as the target for resolution in a problem-solving approach. He illustrates how a common interest in a particular problem goes beyond the limited locational criteria of community. W. M. Evensen, writing on the experimental approach, reveals a growing concern among agencies and institutions in the application of a quasi-experimental design to community-development activities. G. S. Abshier, in "The Demonstration Approach," emphasizes the difference between a true experimental program and a demonstration. Finally, R. J. Salmon and G. A. Tapper discuss the dynamic approach of power-conflict. They explore the meaning of power in the community-development process today. Biographical sketches of the authors are included. (Author/CT)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Coll. Testing Program, Iowa City, IA.; National Univ. Extension Association, Minneapolis, Minn.
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