Introduction to Community Development
Theory, Practice, and Service-Learning
- Jerry W. Robinson, Jr. - Delta State University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Gary Paul Green - University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Public & Nonprofit Management (General) | Public Policy & Public Administration | Rural Sociology
This book provides an essential introduction to community development for undergraduates and postgraduate students.
I believe I am going to adopt Asset Building and Community Development
Not quite at the graduate level really. I think it would be great for an undergrad course, but my grad students need something with more depth and more emphasis on research.
The material in this book was excellent and helped the students get a good understanding of the theory and practical aspects of Community Development.
Good introductory text, covers all key issues
This book best fit the goals of our program (MA in Community and Economic Development) and the cornerstone course, Principles of Community and Economic Development. We also liked the progression of learning activities from lower order skills (LARK) to the higher order skills of integration (SOAR) and application to realistic situations(LIFE).
A very helpful and accessible primer for postgraduate students new to the area.
Introduction to Community Development provides a historical and current framework for identifying and understanding the critical influences community development plays in society. This book will be instrumental in providing my students an understanding on community development theory, practice, and service learning.
Very comprehensive introduction to the subject matter
The book is relevant to my course and is very thorough covering many critical facets of community development.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1 - Developing Communities
Chapter 16 - Sustainable Communities: Sustainability and Community Development