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Popular Education Practice for Youth and Community Development Work

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
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
Theatre of the oppressed
Practice examples
Section III - Resources
Internet resources

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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