Active Citizenship and Community Learning by Carol Packham

By Carol Packham

This publication explores the function of the employee in facilitating participation, studying and energetic engagement inside of communities.

Focusing on fresh tasks to reinforce citizen and group engagement, it presents suggestions, frameworks and actions to assist in paintings with group contributors, both as varieties of volunteers or as a part of self-help teams. surroundings neighborhood paintings as an academic method, the publication additionally highlights dilemmas coming up from attainable interventions and offers options for reflective, powerful practice.

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Putnam, RD (2000) Bowling alone: The collapse and revival of American community. New York: Simon and Schuster. Shaull, R (1972) Foreword, in P Freire, Pedagogy of the oppressed. London: Penguin Books. Smith, M (1988) Developing youth work, informal education, mutual aid and popular practice. Milton Keynes: Open University Press. org). Stewart, A (2008) Popular education workshop. Drawing on Partners, Training for Transformation, North West Citizenship Network Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University.

4. An amalgamation of one to three above. The differing relationships between the civil and civic spheres has been explored in research by the University of Bristol (Howard, 2008) with communities in Bulgaria, Nicaragua and Britain. Their work has shown that there is an often an interdependence between the civic and civil sectors within societies. In Bulgaria and former communist countries there had been a very controlling state or civic sector, with little room for other organizations in the civil sector.

Qxd 19/8/08 14:10 Page 28 Chapter 3 Civil and Civic involvement 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 30 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 40 1 2 3 4 5 611 28 A result of the increase in statutory groups requiring community representation is that community members are expected to be involved in more and more meetings, most of the time without pay. Further, this may distract them from carrying out self help activities in the community. This chapter aims to explore the implications of this involvement both for the community member and Youth and Community Worker.

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