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ERIC Number: EJ1083626
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Prevailing Misconceptions in Community Development Programmes. Case Study of Grassroots Participation in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State
Kobani, Doreen
Journal of Education and Practice, v6 n5 p193-197 2015
People assume that development means quantitative growth, whereas its main characteristic is qualitative change. To develop is to grow, and to grow means becoming more complex and stronger. An Economist may see development as only an increase in wealth or income (absolute or per capita); an Engineer may see development as greater control over energy, or more sophisticated and powerful tools. When a community develops, it gets stronger and more complex. It undergoes social change. This Paper examines misconceptions about Development, Community and Community Development, types of development, and current trend of development in Nigeria, with special references to grassroots people in Ahoada East Local Government Area of Rivers State.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria