ERIC Number: ED414504
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Thinking about Community Capacity Building & Asset Mapping.
Community Building Resources, Spruce Grove (Alberta).
This book describes the mindshift that is the key to successful community capacity building and to the development of social and economic structures that nurture local sustainability. Its focus is how the development of community, through community capacity building, connects, animates, and informs citizens. Chapter I introduces community building and describes development of a model or path for community capacity building and asset mapping. Chapter II focuses on making the mindshift, nurturing new thinking, and challenging services and systems through talking. Chapter III addresses breaking out of the boxes into which systems/institutions have categorized individuals, which perpetuates the dependent and fragmented way of life through which health, social, and education systems have developed in Canada. It talks about building from assets. Chapter IV lists the values and assumptions upon which community capacity building is based. Chapter V asks readers to consider their readiness to move thinking into action. Chapter VI contains 71 references and names and addresses of 7 other contacts and training sources. The appendixes provide the following: "Building on Capacities Philosophy,""Community Capacity Building and Asset Mapping: Model Summary," steps to capacity success, a glossary, and community building and gift sharing stories and challenges. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Community Action, Community Cooperation, Community Development, Community Planning, Community Resources, Cooperative Planning, Empowerment, Foreign Countries, Needs Assessment, Sustainable Development
MAGJS Publishing, #10 - 51330 Range Road 271, Spruce Grove, Alberta T7Y 1H1, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Building Resources, Spruce Grove (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada