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Community development and social pedagogy: traditions for understanding mobilization for collective self-development
Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (Vufo)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1398-5729
2011 (English)In: Community Development Journal, ISSN 0010-3802, E-ISSN 1468-2656, Vol. 46, no 4, 403-420 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this article, I discuss the similarities and differences between the two traditions, community development and social pedagogy. I relate thinking within these traditions to empirical data from a newly started research project around mobilization for collective self-development. In this article, four differences between the traditions are discussed. The traditions vary in origins and geographical spread. They are at work in different welfare systems. As a fourth difference, you can describe community development as located within an educational field, while social pedagogy is to be found in social work. There are also similarities, and one is that, in both traditions, there is a tension between a radical and a conservative side, which gives interest to the question of who or what should be changed. By using these two traditions, some important aspects of the empirical examples have been made visible. These aspects are relevant for the further understanding of the examples.

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Oxford University Press , 2011. Vol. 46, no 4, 403-420 p.
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community development, social pedagogy, mobilization
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60952DOI: 10.1093/cdj/bsq008ISI: 000295412600002OAI: diva2:359968
Available from: 2010-11-01 Created: 2010-11-01 Last updated: 2015-09-22

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