community work

community work

a distinct movement aimed at stimulating local schemes for development, particularly of education, which started in colonial societies in the aftermath of World War II. It was originally known as community development and defined as ‘a movement designed to create better living for the whole community, with the active participation and on the initiative of the local community’ (HMSO Community Development, A Handbook, 1958). Used as a strategy by the British in Africa and by North Americans in South East Asia, its aims were contradictory in attempting both to maintain social control and facilitate independence. In the UK in the 1950s, community work was seen as an appropriate response, within the context of a WELFARE STATE, to combat growing social tensions in British towns and cities. Some authors suggest that community work has a philosophical aim in attempting to recreate some form of GEMEINSCHAFT within fragmented urban settlements. Although the political values which led to its development may be considered pluralist or consensual, in the 1960s a more radical style developed with the COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS whose practices were informed by a structuralist critique (see STRUCTURALISM) of capitalist society More recently, community work has been criticized for its reliance on the work of women whilst ignoring the nature and work of women within the community. See also COMMUNITY ACTION, COMMUNITARIANISM.
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Dr Diana Callaghan, a senior research assistant, was awarded her PhD, while her son Ben was awarded a degree in Youth and Community Work at the university.
The aim of Social Work and Community Development is to offer readers an understanding and analysis of the relevance and importance of community work ideas and approaches in social work practice.
Manama, May 30 (BNA): Under the kind patronage of HH Shaikh Isa bin Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Honorary President of Al-Ahli Community Work Fund, the Ministry of Labour and Social Development held a Social Responsibility meet attended by Labour and Social Development Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan along with chairmen and officials from banks, companies, economists, community activists and the board members of Al-Ahli Community Work Fund.
Hamza Hussain, 20, of High Street, Thornhill, pleaded guilty to going equipped to burgle and was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment suspended for two years and 200 hours of community work.
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SOLIHULL College has partnered with Newman University in Birmingham to offer a new Youth and Community Work degree at its Blossomfield Campus in Solihull.
She also mentioned the community work of LCWUs Active Citizens Programme in which approximately 100 students are involved with DOA.
TORY plans to force young people to do community work in order to get benefits are 35 years too late, according to Birkenhead MP and former welfare minister Frank Field.
YOUNG people will have to take on unpaid community work in order to claim benefits in a bid to stop them being "sucked into a life on welfare", David Cameron has pledged as he set out plans for a future Conservative Government.
DAVID Cameron's flagship plan to force young unemployed people to carry out community work has been slammed as "an attack on the North" by his Liberal Democrat colleagues.
TOP voluntary and social work pioneers from Muharraq were honoured yesterday for their role in fostering community work.
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