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Community Development Theory

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Community Development Theory:

Basic introduction on how community development theories develop and work

Prepared and submitted by;

Group Four (MACD – First Batch)

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Nicholus Tint Zaw


  1. Introduction

  2. Core Concepts & Content

  3. Functions of theory

  4. Definition of Community & Development

  5. Holistic Approach

  6. Democracy

  7. Citizen Role


1. Introduction

There is no clear point at which type of approach directed toward this end became identified as “Community Development”. Agencies, associations and scholars have been proposing and promoting definitions for community development with abandon. The most common practice to set up community development theory is eclectic approach to theory building; mean taking idea and concept from different multiple disciplinary which might be useful in development work.

Eclectic Approach to theory Building in Community Development

  1. Had borrowed,

  2. Continue to borrow and

  3. Models and theories from sources.

2. Core Concepts & Content

Community practice and theory will varied according to time, place and in different society as the community social system is always changing. Therefore, the theories of development practice also have to adopt those changes to meet the development need in respect the social system.

For that reason, Community development theory has to be dynamic by necessity and demand by the environment where it will going to apply. Then, an issues raise is that the conditions faced by community development practitioners simply require constant situational theory building. To fill this gap for development practitioners, eight core principles were developed and it will also helpful to identify what are the community develop activities and...


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