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Popular Education Practice for Youth and Community Development Work



February 2010 | 144 pages | Learning Matters
Drawing on the legacy of Paulo Freire and the insights of Antonio Gramsci, this book provides new ways of working with communities which put people at the heart of the development agenda. In addition, it offers a strong theoretical basis for action and an insight into the practical application of popular education methods and is based upon strong traditions of practice experience from both the developing and developed worlds.

The book is structured so that the theory and practice are integrated. Each chapter provides key discussion points, practice examples, learning activities and a summary of content and learning points.

 
Section I- Theoretical background
 
Why we need popular education: A critical review of current practice
 
Social change
 
The legacy of Paulo Freire
 
Gramsci
 
Youth and community work as transformational practice
 
Global popular education
 
Section II - Practice
 
Overview of how groups work
 
Developing generative themes for community action
 
Using codes: Critical reflection for practice
 
Participation
 
Theatre of the oppressed
 
Practice examples
 
Section III - Resources
 
Internet resources
 
References

Good to have a text that focuses on the educational benefits of Y & C work

Ms Jane Melvin
Continuing Professional Development, Brighton University
January 16, 2012

A useful additional text, accessible and relevant to practioners.

Dr Simon Bradford
Youth and Community Studies, Brunel University
December 20, 2011
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