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Training for Transformation: A Handbook for Community Workers Books 1-3: Bk. 1-3 [Paperback]

Anne Hope , Sally Timmel
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  • Paperback: 552 pages
  • Publisher: ITDG Publishing; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Jan 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1853393533
  • ISBN-13: 978-1853393532
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 21.5 x 29.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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Three volumes designed to assist workers in the field who are encouraging the development of self-reliant creative communities. The book has as its basic philosophy the belief that we should all participate in making this world a more just place to live in. This work integrates the approach of Paulo Freire and how to put his method into practice, Manfred Max-Neef's understanding of fundamental human needs, group methods which are essential for participatory education, organizational development, which stresses how to build structures which enable people to become self-reliant, and social analysis to help groups find the root causes of problems. This title illustrates the spiritual concept of transformation challenging us in the light of the Gospel and other spiritual teaching. It can be used in basic Christian communities and all Faith traditions which share a vision of a just alternative society.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Practical grass roots community development 24 Jun 2008
This book was the textbook for a unit called social change models in Youth Work conducted at Edith Cowan University Joondalup Western Australia.

It is easy to read and extremely practical in application including a solid theoretical framework. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant resource for community activists. 11 Jan 1999
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Training for Trasformation provides the reader with a workbook approach to community activism. The three volumn set of manuals provide exssential tools for a liberation movement. The 1st volumn provides the philospohical framework. The 2nd volumn provides development and the 3rd volumn brings the process into community movements. Paulo Freire's philosphy is presented in a straight forward manner to the reader. Teaching methods are presented in a way to help the reader use the exercises in a way that can be modified to local concerns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Community workers, don't reinvent the wheel! 14 Dec 2011
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This is a series of 3 books that include very practical tips on community development and popular education. There is a lot in here from Paolo Freire utilizing conscientization, and his belief that education should empower people to transform their society for the better.

This would be helpful for anyone doing community development work, but would be particularly helpful for international aid workers, Peace Corps, international volunteers, etc.

The books include examples/suggestions of how to gather information from the local community so that you understand what the needs of the community are, tips on how to facilitate conversations with local people so that they begin to understand and name the nature of the problems they face, tips on how to facilitate discussions where they propose solutions to the problems they identified, sample activities you could use to spark the imagination of the people, group building activities, do's and don't's of building trust in a group, etc. I will type up the table of contents below so you get a sense of the book since there is not a "search inside" feature on Amazon. The text in parentheses was inserted by me.

Book 1
Chapter 1: Roots of this method (conscientization)
2: Survey for generative themes (i.e. what are issues people can't stop talking about?)
3: Problem-posing material (resources you develop to help the people name their issues)
4: Adult learning and literacy training (no more banking method--focus is on critical thinking)

Book 2
6: Leadership and Participation
7: Simple decision-making and action planning (the problem is named...what next?)
8: Evaluation

Book 3
9: Global-local analysis
10: Building a movement
11: New forms of management and supervision
12: Planning workshops
5.0 out of 5 stars great 27 Feb 2013
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thanks for your dealing i will deal again and again with you because it was nice to deal with you
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