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Training for Transformation: A Handbook for Community Workers, Book 1

by Anne Hope

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This should be compulsory reading for all aid workers - but unfortunately most of the modern generation have never even heard of it. This is foundational stuff about community development, and how to interact with the community. It led to the Delta programme in Kenya, a programme so successful in empowering church communities that the hierarchy discontinued it. The insights of Hope and Timmel are as valid today as they were when the books were first written 25 years ago. ( )
  johnthefireman | Mar 20, 2009 |
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Training for Transformation Book 4 is a practical and accessible workbook for community development workers. It recognizes that the only changes which effectively transform the lives of poor people are those in which they have been active participants--this book, and the earlier books in the Training for Transformation series, give many proved and practical ways of getting this process started.

Book Four focuses on five issues that have become more and more prominent in the concerns of communities throughout the world:

* The environment
* Gender and development
* Ethnic and racial conflict
* Intercultural understanding
* Building participatory governance

Each section contains a rich selection of relevant material designed to stimulate interest and debate, including simulations, real life stories, telling statistics, news articles, poetry and drama from local communities. The authors have drawn on their direct experience of working on community development programs in South Africa and the USA, as well as feedback from many other countries where the "Training for Transformation" approach has been adopted.

The book is divided into easy to follow modules which can be covered in sequence or in any order. All the exercises have been extensively tested in the field and have been used successfully with groups in many different countries.

Training for Transformation Book Four will be ideal for adult education workers, social workers, community development workers, church workers and trade union educators, and all organizations and individuals concerned with the process of transforming society.

Though part of a series, this new volume stands alone as a source of ideas and materials to develop community participation.

(retrieved from Amazon Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:56:11 -0400)

"Book one is basically the theory of Paulo Freire on developing critical awareness and how to put this theory into practice. Book two is focused on the skills necessary for participatory education. Book three deals with the social analysis necessary to develop critical awareness and long-term planning and with steps needed for building solidarity in people's movements."--Pref.… (more)

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