By Carol Packham
This publication explores the function of the employee in facilitating participation, studying and lively engagement inside groups. concentrating on contemporary tasks to reinforce citizen and neighborhood engagement, it offers information, frameworks and actions to aid in paintings with group individuals, both as kinds of volunteers or as a part of self-help teams. environment neighborhood paintings as an academic technique, the ebook additionally highlights dilemmas coming up from attainable interventions and offers suggestions for reflective, powerful perform.
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Extra info for Active Citizenship and Community Learning (Empowering Youth and Community)
Ensure that the process of the work has high levels of participation by the community and is self directed. How can the work bring about change and transformation? enable involvement and representation in the process of the activity. How does the work recognize and challenge inequalities of power and access? Informal education as a contribution to democracy Jeffs and Smith (1999) in their work on ‘Informal Education, conversation, democracy and learning’ draw out the connection between informal education, association and democracy.
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4–6). The types of volunteers and their contribution to human, social and state capital are discussed in detail in Chapter 4. The blurring of roles of volunteers and their function is problematic as it challenges the independent nature of social capital within civil society, and poses important questions for Youth and Community Workers who are involved with either individuals as volunteers or active citizens. Some volunteers with whom we work may put self interest before social benefit, whilst others, who may be termed active citizens, such as those who are part of the ALAC programme, are primarily involved in voluntary activity for community or group benefit.
Active Citizenship and Community Learning (Empowering Youth and Community) by Carol Packham