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The Learning Cart Module: Bilingual/Bicultural Application, Sally Habana-Hafner, Janna Shadduck, Andrea Avazian Jan 1997

The Learning Cart Module: Bilingual/Bicultural Application, Sally Habana-Hafner, Janna Shadduck, Andrea Avazian

Community Development

Leaders can be effective educators to their peers inside and outside their community. As practitioners, they are in a position to draw on existing cultural knowledge and to discover new knowledge in developing innovative practices and techniques. But they learn best when they themselves are active learners and educators. Participation in community projects, formal training, and the exchange of resources and ideas will help them hone their skills as educators. The repeated cycles of reflection and practical experience characteristic of this action learning makes leaders well qualified to become trainers.

This module is designed to help community leaders and community ...


Local Currencies In Community Development Or Too Much Mngwotngwotiki Is Bad For You, Tony Savdie, Tim Cohen-Mitchell Jan 1997

Local Currencies In Community Development Or Too Much Mngwotngwotiki Is Bad For You, Tony Savdie, Tim Cohen-Mitchell

Community Development

This useful resource guide for trainers and community activists discusses alternative currencies as part of creating alternative economic systems at the local level. The guide includes a case study of HOURS in Ithaca, New York and a discussion of the scripts and LETS alternative currency systems and their usefulness to community-development.

The Tangu people of New Guinea have a word for what occurs between people when they temporarily suspend their sense of obligation to one another. It is mngwotngwotiki (pronounced nig-what-gwoh-teekee). This study of local currency systems counters too much mngwotngwotiki by offering a concrete way to develop a sense ...


The Learning Cart Module: Community Outreach, Sally Habana-Hafner, Ellen Licht, V. Heroldt Murangi Jan 1996

The Learning Cart Module: Community Outreach, Sally Habana-Hafner, Ellen Licht, V. Heroldt Murangi

Community Development

Today's leaders must understand their role as enablers who help people to change their lives and communities. They must recognize that people are responsible for their own development and rely on non-directive guidance to facilitate community action. Enabling leaders are concerned with coordinated efforts and productive performance by the group they work with and have traits and skills which integrate individual needs into collective goals. Perhaps most importantly, enabling leaders have the ability to develop leadership potential in people.

This module seeks to sensitize participants to the complexities of doing effective outreach and to provide them with and understanding ...


The Learning Cart Module: Group Process, Sally Habana-Hafner, Joanie Cohen, Lucy Pacheco Jan 1996

The Learning Cart Module: Group Process, Sally Habana-Hafner, Joanie Cohen, Lucy Pacheco

Community Development

Today's leaders must understand their role as enablers who help people to change their lives and communities. They must recognize that people are responsible for their own development and rely on non-directive guidance to facilitate community action. Enabling leaders are concerned with coordinated efforts and productive performance by the group they work with and have traits and skills which integrate individual needs into collective goals. Perhaps most importantly, enabling leaders have the ability to develop leadership potential in people.

This module addresses fundamental issues and dynamics in working as a group for collective action. It begins by familiarizing participants ...


Partnerships For Community Developments, Sally Habana-Hafner, Horace B. Reed Jan 1989

Partnerships For Community Developments, Sally Habana-Hafner, Horace B. Reed

Community Development

This book is designed to help organizations and individuals working in associations, task forces, networks, councils, consortia and partnerships. Written for both beginning and seasoned practitioners and trainers, it provides a unique conceptual framework for analyzing collaborative efforts. The book includes exercises to help develop concrete strategies to avoid common pitfalls and to create and sustain effective partnerships.