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Everyday community practice

Author: Amanda Howard; Margot Rawsthorne
Publisher: Crows Nest NSW, Australia : Allen & Unwin, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amanda Howard; Margot Rawsthorne
ISBN: 9781760632311 1760632317
OCLC Number: 1099205149
Notes: "Principles and practice"--Cover.
Description: xii, 260 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword: Anti-oppressive community developmentChapter 1 Introduction Some thoughts for the beginning Individual and collective ideas in practice Ideas and concepts What is in the book and how was it assembled? How to use the book Chapter 2 Moving beyond 'anything goes' What does everyday practice add to professional practice? Critical thinking as everyday community practice Getting runs on the board-doing something Systems knowledge and navigation Letting things go . . . holding your breath Chapter 3 Listening, loitering and learning Listening for . . . Listening to . . .Loitering Learning Chapter 4 Being visible and invisible Enabling participationBringing people together across difference Organising Chapter 5 Putting projects/work on the ground Taking care of the internals Taking care of the externals Chapter 6 What change are we trying to achieve?Modelling democratic practices Education, particularly in relation to political systems Skills development, particularly project management Leadership Conflict resolution Chapter 7 Risk-taking and safety Risk and innovation Risk is decision-makingMobilising community capacities and risk =Making sense of risk in everyday community practice A proviso: the role of trust and confidence Chapter 8 Networking, partnerships and collaboration Understand your own collaborative skill set Cultivate a collaborative professional peer network Support development of networks among residents and groups Chapter 9 Taking stock, endings and renewal What might reflection look and feel like? Collective reflection Reflective conversations are planned Taking care of ourselves Public reflection Taking stock in other waysChapter 10 Research on whether we make a difference and research to make a difference Are we making a difference? Connecting with researchCommunity-based research and politics Measuring what, for whom and why Understanding changing measurement narratives Reflecting on evidence and evidence-based practice Research alliances and networks Project evaluations University-led research Collaborative research projects Collaborative research on collaborationPicking a research strategy and methodOutsider and insider researchHow will we resource the research?Chapter 11 Why does everyday community practice matter? Chapter 12 Exemplar projects People experiencing mental distress and their carersThe Past & Present: A town's storyCommunity inclusion playgroupsThe lawnmower bank: an example from TracieA final wordAcknowledgementsUseful resources References Index
Responsibility: Amanda Howard and Margot Rawsthorne.

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