Empowering communities through active learning: challenges and contradictions

Banks, S. and Vickers, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-5430-290X, 2006. Empowering communities through active learning: challenges and contradictions. Journal of Community Work and Development, 8, pp. 83-104. ISSN 1475-9047

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Abstract

This article critically examines a regional programme of community development learning in the context of current UK government policies to develop and engage ‘active communities’ in neighbourhood and civil renewal. It outlines the positive outcomes of offering focussed community development learning at local level in developing individual confidence and skills and enhancing community networks. It also highlights the limitations of working to individual training/qualifications targets, prescribed outputs and pre-defined curricula in terms of achieving ‘active communities’ that are either fit for community governance or for more radical collective action for social change.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Community Work and Development
Creators: Banks, S. and Vickers, T.
Publisher: Community Development Foundation
Date: 2006
Volume: 8
ISSN: 1475-9047
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 17 Nov 2015 10:12
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:57
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/26369

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