Introduction to Community Development: Theory, Practice, and Service-Learning

Introduction to Community Development: Theory, Practice, and Service-Learning

By: Jerry W. Robinson (author), Gary Paul Green (author)Paperback

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Introduction to Community Development provides students of community and economic development with a theoretical and practical introduction to the field of community development. Bringing together leading scholars in the field of community development, the book follows the curriculum needs in offering a progression from theory to practice, beginning with a theoretical overview, an historical overview, and the various approaches to community development.

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Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. is Distinguished Professor of Rural Sociology, Emeritus at Delta State University (DSU) and Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1994, Robinson accepted an endowed Chair in Economic and Community Development at DSU. At Delta State, he founded the Center for Community and Economic Development. He is known around the world for his creativity in developing and leading practical and multi-disciplinary programs in human relations, organizational development, and leadership and community development. He has written a dozen books on organizational development, human relations, stress and wellness, leadership and community development, and traffic safety. His research has been published in The ABA Journal, American Sociological Review, The Economic Development Review, The Community Development Journal, Rural Sociology, and Social Forces. Gary Paul Green is a professor in the Department of Community & Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a community development specialist in the Center for Community & Economic Development at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Green's teaching and research interests are primarily in the areas of community and economic development. In addition to his work in the U.S., he has been involved in community and economic development research and teaching in China, New Zealand, South Korea, Uganda, and Ukraine.


Chapter 1. Developing Communities - Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. and Gary Paul Green Chapter 2. An Historical View of Community Development - Lorraine E. Garkovich Chapter 3. Community Development and Natural Landscapes - Alan W. Barton and Theresa Selfa Chapter 4. The Technical Assistance Approach - Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. and Frank Fear Chapter 5. The Self-Help Approach to Community Development - Gary Paul Green Chapter 6. The Interactional Approach to Community - J.C. Bridger, M. A. Brennan and A.E. Luloff Chapter 7. The Role of Conflict in Community Develoment - Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. and L. Steven Smutko Chapter 8. Action Research and Evaluation in Community Develoment - John J. Green and Anna M. Kleiner Chapter 9. The Role of Leadership Behaviors and Structures in Community Development - Josh Stovall, Jerry W. Robinson, Jr., Albert Nylander and Ralph B. Brown Chapter 10. Principles of Working Together: Developing Relationships That Support Community Development Initiatives - Janet S.Ayers and Anne Heinze Silvis Chapter 11. Communities in Rural America: Current Realities and Emerging Strategies - Lionel J. Beaulieu and Glenn D. Israel Chapter 12. Community Development Challenges of Inner-City Neighborhoods - Jeffrey S. Lowe and William M. Harris, Sr. Chapter 13. Engaging Youth in Community Development - Wendy Wheeler and Ana Maria Thomas Chapter 14. Health: A New Community Development Challenge - Lois Wright Morton and Nina Glasgow Chapter 15. Schools and Community Development - Kai A. Schafft and Hobart L. Harmon Chapter 16. Sustainable Communities: Sustainability and Community Development - Jerry Hembd and Jane Silberstein Chapter 17. Globalization and Community Development: Synergy or Disintegration - Paulette Meikle and Gary Paul Green Chapter 18. Emerging Issues in Community Development - Gary Paul Green and Jerry W. Robinson, Jr.

Product Details

  • publication date: 04/05/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781412974622
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9781412974622
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 1412974623

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