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ERIC Number: EJ899151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1077-5315
Community Strategic Visioning as a Method to Define and Address Poverty: An Analysis from Select Rural Montana Communities
Lachapelle, Paul; Austin, Eric; Clark, Daniel
Journal of Extension, v48 n1 Article 1FEA1 Feb 2010
Community strategic visioning is a citizen-based planning process in which diverse sectors of a community collectively determine a future state and coordinate a plan of action. Twenty-one communities in rural Montana participated in a multi-phase poverty reduction program that culminated in a community strategic vision process. Research on this process was guided by alternative definitions of poverty and place attachment literature. Results from the qualitative survey data show many descriptions of poverty outside of traditional economic definitions and illustrations on the significance of place. Implications and recommendations on the use of visioning in other contexts in Extension are discussed. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Montana
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