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Author Mullender, Audrey, author.

Title Empowerment in action : self-directed groupwork / Audrey Mullender, Dave Ward, Jennie Fleming.

Published Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  361.4 MULL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 215 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Self-directed Groupwork -- The Structure of the Book -- 1. Groupwork: The Most Empowering and Effective Approach. The Groupwork Heritage -- Categorization of Groups -- Does Groupwork Still Exist? -- The Emergence of Self-Directed Groupwork -- Advantages and Disadvantages of Model-Building -- The Structure of the Book -- 2. Empowerment: What Does It Really Mean? Involvement -- Participation -- Empowerment -- Defining Oppression -- Power -- To Confront Oppression We Must First Confront Power: Empowerment in Practice -- Postmodernism -- Theoretical Insights and Groundings -- A Combined Way Forward -- 3. Taking Stock: The Centrality of Values. Getting Our Own Act Together -- The First Stage of the Model: Pre-Planning -- A Statement of Values: Principles for Empowering Practice -- Conclusion -- 4. The Group Takes Off. Making Planning Em-powering: A Detailed Examination of Open Planning -- The Three 'R's: Rules, Recording and Facilitator Roles -- Conclusion -- 5. The Group Prepares to Take Action. A New Respect and Other Benefits for Group Members -- Asking the Question WHAT? -- Asking the Question WHY? -- Establishing Priorities: Moving to the Question HOW? -- Conclusion: Keeping the Values in Play -- 6. Taking Action. The Ainsley Teenage Action Group (ATAG) -- Asking the Question WHY?: Policing on the Estate -- Postscript -- 7. The Group Takes Over. Making the Connections and Creating Change -- Techniques for Action: Using a Range of Media -- Changing Roles: Handing Over to the Group -- And Withdrawing -- Evaluation -- Conclusion -- 8. Spreading the Reach and Moving Forward. Education and Training -- Research and Evaluation -- Consultancy on Project and Service Development -- Organizational Issues -- Conclusion.
Other author Ward, David, 1946- author.
Fleming, Jennie, author.
Subject Societies.
Social group work.
Self-help groups.
Power (Social sciences)
ISBN 9780230298170 (paperback)