ERIC Number: EJ922648
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Social Cohesion as the Goal: Can Social Cohesion Be Directly Pursued?
Koonce, Kelly A.
Peabody Journal of Education, v86 n2 p144-154 2011
This article establishes an understanding of social cohesion in general and discusses organizations and activities that are known to promote social cohesion before introducing organizations that claim to work toward social cohesion as one of their main priorities. The Council of Europe's Directorate General of Social Cohesion represents a political organization seeking to promote social cohesion. The Jaboya Project and Field Band Foundation are social organizations with social cohesion as a priority. Although these organizations are likely to contribute to it, they cannot achieve social cohesion directly; rather, they work toward establishing conditions that are favorable to building social cohesion and anticipate the probable long-term effects of their work.
Descriptors: Social Organizations, Foreign Countries, Social Capital, Norms, Performance Factors, Social Support Groups, Social Integration, Social Psychology, Objectives, Social Values
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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