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Working with Rural Communities : Practical Social Work - David Francis

Working with Rural Communities

Practical Social Work

Paperback Published: 24th March 1992
ISBN: 9780333551462
Number Of Pages: 176

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'a host of eminently sensible practical suggestions...the strength of this book is both that it explores with some rigour the meaning of 'rural', of 'community' and of 'development' and that it has clearly in view the practical needs of the lone, inexperienced field worker...' Community Development Journal Vol. 28 No. 2, 1993P '...deserves to become an essential reference book for all those with an interest in rural community work' Adage Pural communities are facing increasing and contrasting problems, with high levels of unemployment or conflict arising from suburbanisation and the arrival of newcomers. This book provides a strategic framework for dealing with these issues, with an innovatory model for planning and practising rural community work. It is relevant to work in all types of areas and for a wide range of agencies, identifying key management and evaluating tasks. Important connections are made between existing knowledge and worker's own experiences. Concluding with a review of policies this is an invaluable guide for rural community work students and professionals.

Rural development and community work; local action and community development, the rural context, rural policy and development, communities and people in rural areas; rural communities, people in rural communities groups within rural communities, implications for rural community work developing a strategy; principles, the situation of the agency, the nature of the constituency, existence and potential of other agencies, moving from ideas to a strategy, practical examples, a model of rural community work; working from a distance, focuses, indirect work, direct community work; management in rural community work; staff management, realities of practice, evaluation, planning and organizing evaluation, implications for practice, rural community work in the 1990s; historical perspective, key factors, themes for the 1990s.

ISBN: 9780333551462
ISBN-10: 033355146X
Series: Practical Social Work
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 24th March 1992
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 10