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Managing community practice : principles, policies and programmes

Author: Sarah Banks
Publisher: Bristol : Policy, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Recent policy trends have moved the principle of community involvement to the centre of the UK government's social inclusion, neighbourhood renewal and health development programmes. The challenges  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Banks
ISBN: 1861343566 9781861343567
OCLC Number: 969892895
Description: 256 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction - management for community practice: "An idea whose time has come" Sarah Banks, Hugh Butcher, Paul Henderson and Jim Robertson. Part I The context: The concept of "community practice" Sarah Banks; The historical and policy context - setting the scene for current debates Marjorie Mayo, Jim Robertson; Linking partnerships and networks Alison Gilchrist. Part II Principles: Organisational management for community practice Hugh Butcher; Individual and organisational development for community practice - an experiential learning approach Hugh Butcher and Jim Robertson; Conflicts of culture and accountability - managing ethical dilemmas and problems in community practice Sarah Banks. Part III Skills and applications: The manager's role in community auditing Yvette Smalle and Paul Henderson; Participative planning and evaluation skills Alan Barr; Sustaining community involvement in programme and project development Georgina Webster. Part IV The way forward: Conclusions - mainstreaming community practice Paul Henderson.
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