ERIC Number: ED221741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Strategies and Tactics for Community Mobilization. 1981 Latin America Seminars.
Dobson, John R. A.
Three seminars examined strategies and tactics for community mobilization in Latin America. The sessions--which were held in Bogota, Columbia; Quito, Ecuador; and Recife, Brazil--involved a total of 75 participants from 27 organizations. Addressed during the seminars were development, leadership, mobilization, and learning in the context of community. The findings derived from the seminars suggested the following: (1) the paramount challenge faced by change agents is the human problems resulting from the migration flood that is presently being experienced throughout Latin America; (2) no one mobilization strategy is effective in achieving collective behavior change; (3) change agents must develop a repertoire of tactics derived from several strategies and combine them as is appropriate to the particular circumstance; and (4) change agents must work cooperatively with community leaders in evoking a change in people's attitudes and behavior. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Francis Xavier Univ., Antigonish (Nova Scotia).
Identifiers: Latin America
Note: Prepared at the Coady International Institute.