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|SOCW 605 - Community Work/Politics of Change|
Community Work and the Politics of Change is based on theories of social change and interactive problem solving skills with groups and communities is the main focus of this course. Critical analysis of selected field experiences will be examined in relation to the values of participatory democracy, co-operation, empowerment, mutual aid and social justice vision of genuine community. Issues to be examined include developing grass roots leadership, valuing undervalued persons and building a community culture of hope. The methods of popular education, participatory action research and other forms of qualitative research directed to the politics of change will be examined.
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