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Teaching and Learning About Communities

Principles and Practices

Authors: Kravetz, Katharine

  • This project concerns community studies, an area of inquiry which exists across academia but about which little of a comprehensive nature has been written

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About this book

This book provides a rationale and conceptual framework for teaching and learning about community. It focuses on what community means in multiple contexts, outlines the needs and assets of communities, and discusses different approaches to community change. The book provides real life examples of integrated approaches to community transformation as well as sample exercises to promote a better understanding of community challenges and approaches to solve them. Applicable in the classroom and in actual community work, the book’s conceptual and practical approach can be used to study community, or to integrate community issues into learning in virtually any field.

About the authors

Katharine Kravetz is Assistant Professor Emerita in the School of Professional and Extended Studies at American University, USA. She founded and taught American University’s Washington Semester Transforming Communities and Public Policy Seminar. Kravetz has received the Harvard/Radcliffe Undergraduate History Prize and the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award from American University’s School of Public Affairs.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kravetz, Katharine

    Pages 1-6

  • Perspectives on the Meaning of Community

    Kravetz, Katharine

    Pages 7-17

  • Assets of and Challenges to Communities

    Kravetz, Katharine

    Pages 19-40

  • Strategies and Agents of Community Well-Being

    Kravetz, Katharine

    Pages 41-56

  • Case Studies in Community

    Kravetz, Katharine

    Pages 57-83

Buy this book

eBook £29.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56109-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £37.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56108-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching and Learning About Communities
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practices
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56109-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56109-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56108-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 109
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