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Our Community


reviewed by Paul L. Essert - 1961

coverTitle: Our Community
Author(s): Dorothy Mial, C. Mial
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Most published material on community development to date has been of interest mainly to scholars and researchers, to institutional and organizational leaders—in short, to "professionals." The Mials and their sponsors, however, have produced a book for a different audience—the citizens themselves who want to know more about their community and to act intelligently in trying to solve its problems. Indeed, Our Community is intended to be a textbook of adult study for responsible citizenship. It contains ten lesson plans for as many study-discussion sessions. They cover help in getting ready for each session, possible content, suggested materials and devices, aids to leaders, organizers, and record keepers, and selected excerpts for reading from competent authorities. As an admirable do-it-yourself guide for groups who want to study how and why to help themselves to solve problems of the total community, however, Our Community remains significant for the consultant in community development and for... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 63 Number 1, 1961, p. 80-80
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3118, Date Accessed: 2/20/2020 5:07:58 PM

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