Community capacity building: lessons from adult learning in Australia

Edited book


Postle, Glen David, Burton, Lorelle Jane and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) 2014. Community capacity building: lessons from adult learning in Australia. Leicester, United Kingdom. NIACE.
Book Title

Community capacity building: lessons from adult learning in Australia

Book CategoryEdited book
ERA Publisher ID2778
EditorsPostle, Glen David, Burton, Lorelle Jane and Danaher, Patrick Alan
Number of Pages304
Year2014
PublisherNIACE
Place of PublicationLeicester, United Kingdom
ISBN9781862017221
9781862017252
Web Address (URL)http://shop.niace.org.uk/community-capacity-building.html
Abstract

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.

Keywordsadult learning; Australia; capacity building; Community for Community (C4C); community-university engagement; Darling Downs; Stanthorpe; Toowoomba
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
520599. Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
390301. Continuing and community education
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Byline AffiliationsSchool of Arts and Communication
School of Psychology and Counselling
School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
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