ERIC Number: ED138676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Black Community Development.
Harris, William M.
This published dissertation discusses the community development process as applied to urban black ghettoes. It provides extensive documentation on the many issues, concepts, and procedures in the field of community development. The method employed in collecting the data is a through review of existing literature in the topical areas for relevance to the urban black ghetto. The thesis of the study is that community development as practiced in the majority community is, in some respects, inappropriate for inducing constructive social change in the urban black ghetto. A case is made for the need for community development in the ghetto and responsibilities pertaining to each phase are defined. The purpose of the study is to provide a model for a program to develop the black urban ghetto community. Its main concern is to provide a scholarly review of what may be useful for ghetto blacks in preparing for political and social organization. Although the document is not meant as a procedural manual or guidebook for community development field agents, it is meant to be useful to the practitioner. Two chapters on social planning are meant to be used by the urban researcher. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Influences, Blacks, Change Agents, Community Change, Community Characteristics, Community Development, Community Involvement, Conceptual Schemes, Inner City, Models, Social Planning
R and E Research Associates, 4843 Mission St., San Francisco, Calif. 94112 ($9.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A