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Training for Transformation in Practice

By Anne Hope,Sally Timmel

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Training for Transformation in Practice
ISBN: 9781853398315
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  • Synopsis
    Training for Transformation is an approach to community organization encompassed in three books which enables people to ‘read their reality and write their own history’ using a combination of group processes, socio-economic analysis and organizational development processes. Since its inception 40 years ago, Training for Transformation has been put into practice in over 60 countries globally. But how have people been using these materials in their communities over this period? Training for Transformation in Practice brings together the experiences of activists who have adapted these materials to their own social and cultural contexts. The book describes the roots of Training for Transformation in people’s struggles in the global South to gain political and economic independence and to overcome poverty. It outlines the theoretical origins of the approach and also includes Impact Assessment Tools, developed by activists who have used the training in their work.The book is inspiring reading for students of adult education and community organizers.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Foreword/ Preface)
    Introduction: A history of Training for Transformation
    Part One: Moving a mountain starts with a small stone
    Part Two: Seeking the self
    Part Three: Healing the wounds of war
    Part Four: Listening into dialogue
    Part Five: Freedom from patriarchy
    Part Six: Crossing cultures, building bridges
    Part Seven: Long march through the institutions
    Part Eight: It doesn’t need to be like this
    Back Matter (Epilogue/ Appendix/ Three poems)
  • Endorsements
    ‘Training for Transformation in Practice brings together the vivid personal accounts of how a particular method and approach transforms lives. The method combines creatively the “psycho-social” method of Paulo Freire with theories of personal and interpersonal development. The outcome is empowerment and liberation for people.’
    Dr Noel Bradley, Social Health Education Project, Cork, Republic of Ireland

    ‘This volume re-fires popular and community educators with vivid depictions of experiences and methods to inspire new approaches to transforming inequalities. It invites thought-provoking and creative introspection while challenging practices of power. It shows why Training for Transformation has sustained popular educators around the world for over 40 years.’
    Shirley Walters, professor of adult and continuing education, University of Western Cape, South Africa

    ‘Reading these rich and diverse stories, I am invited to decentralize my Western, male and middle-class point of view. This book helps me to make an ethical and spiritual assessment of my work as an educator and academic. I will keep it close.’
    Dr Dominiek Lootens, educator in pastoral care and counseling, Caritas, Belgium, and lecturer in spiritual leadership and organizational change at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule in Vallendar, Germany.

    ‘Training for Transformation is the most beautiful expression of development sector thinking I have ever encountered. It perfectly synthesizes principle and practice, and in so doing bypasses ideology. I believe that the enduring impact of Training for Transformation is because ordinary people recognize – and are inspired by – such a call to action.’
    Daryl McLean, development practitioner, South Africa
  • Details
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    Author Anne Hope,Sally Timmel
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    Number of Pages 176