Community capacity building: lessons from adult learning in Australia

Postle, Glen David and Burton, Lorelle Jane and Danaher, Patrick Alan, eds. (2014) Community capacity building: lessons from adult learning in Australia. NIACE, Leicester, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-1-86201-722-1


Across multiple disciplines concerned with community development there is growing interest in the phenomenon of community capacity building; activities, resources and support strengthening the abilities and skills of individuals and groups to take action and to lead the development of their own communities. This book is a valuable resource that presents the latest research into the social and educational issues involved and offers new insights into effective strategies and outcomes for both specific and global communities.

Through experiences in Australia and drawing on examples of good practice internationally (including the UK, US, Canada, Europe and New Zealand), the contributors, themselves a mixture of academic researchers and community members, examine with great breadth and depth how regional and rural communities sustain themselves for equitable and prosperous futures and how community members and university academics can create useful knowledge together.

This text uniquely brings community capacity building to life through the personal involvement of academic staff in the community as active partners helping to create new knowledge.

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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 05:56
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 02:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult learning; Australia; capacity building; Community for Community (C4C); community-university engagement; Darling Downs; Stanthorpe; Toowoomba
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130101 Continuing and Community Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940107 Comparative Structure and Development of Community Services

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