Connecting Communities – a practical guide to using development education in community settings
With 10 ready-made workshops, this ‘how to’ handbook has been designed for use with groups seeking to explore both local and global aspects of common issues, relevant to communities all over the world.
It is a resource for facilitators/tutors working with groups in community education and community development contexts
The handbook contains ten separate workshops exploring issues such as housing, work, migration, drugs, gender, debt, racism, health and people power. It has been specifically designed for use with groups seeking to explore both local and global aspects of these issues.
Workshop 1: Unequal Ireland, Unequal World – exploring global inequality
Workshop 2: Life and Debt – causes and consequences of debt
Workshop 3: Home Sweet Home – housing: a human need
Workshop 4: Your Health is your Wealth – a look at health inequality
Workshop 5: Hard Labour – exploring work and the Economy
Workshop 6: History and Development – gender and development
Workshop 7: The Drugs Trail – Drugs and the International Drugs Trade
Workshop 8: People on the move – human migration
Workshop 9: One Race, the Human Race – understanding racism
Workshop 10: We the people – a look at people’s power
The resource contains background information, cartoons, handouts, ideas for action and factsheets on the various topics explored in the workshops, so a vast knowledge of global issues is not necessary.
It can be used for introducing development education to groups and communities and as a source for managers and facilitators who want ideas for group work or education sessions.
Sample pages from Connecting Communities:
Connecting Communities is a product of development education past initiatives at LYCS and based issues chosen in the past by participants. It consolidates previous workshops, course sessions and piloting of newer materials for a variety of groups ranging from community workers undertaking a social analysis course to basic education students.