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Teaching and Learning About Communities


Teaching and Learning About Communities

Principles and Practices

von: Katharine Kravetz

49,99 €

Verlag: Palgrave Pivot
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 08.12.2016
ISBN/EAN: 9781137561091
Sprache: englisch

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This book provides a rationale and conceptual framework for teaching and learning about community. It focuses on what community means in multiple contexts, outlines the needs and assets of communities, and discusses different approaches to community change. The book provides real life examples of integrated approaches to community transformation as well as sample exercises to promote a better understanding of community challenges and approaches to solve them. Applicable in the classroom and in actual community work, the book’s conceptual and practical approach can be used to study community, or to integrate community issues into learning in virtually any field.
Introduction  Chapter 1: Perspectives on the Meaning of Community   Chapter 2: Assets of and Challenges to Communities Chapter 3: Strategies and Agents of Community Well Being Chapter 4: Case Studies in Community Chapter 5: Learning through Reflective Exercises and Community Experience Chapter 6: Critical Learning Objectives
Katharine Kravetz is Assistant Professor Emerita in the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University, USA. She founded and taught American University’s Washington Semester Transforming Communities and Public Policy Seminar. Kravetz has received the Harvard/Radcliffe Undergraduate History Prize and the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award from American University’s School of Public Affairs.
This book provides a rationale and conceptual framework for teaching and learning about community. It focuses on what community means in multiple contexts, outlines the needs and assets of communities, and discusses different approaches to community change. The book provides real life examples of integrated approaches to community transformation as well as sample exercises to promote a better understanding of community challenges and approaches to solve them. Applicable in the classroom and in actual community work, the book’s conceptual and practical approach can be used to study community, or to integrate community issues into learning in virtually any field.Katharine Kravetz is Assistant Professor Emerita in the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University, USA. She founded and taught American University’s Washington Semester Transforming Communities and Public Policy Seminar. Kravetz has received the Harvard/Radcliffe Undergraduate History Prize and the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award from American University’s School of Public Affairs.
This project concerns community studies, an area of inquiry which exists across academia but about which little of a comprehensive nature has been written

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