The challenges metropolitan regions, cities and towns, neighborhoods, and villages face require community development skills that address complex community problems, engage multiple publics, and pursue collective strategies. However, there is no consensus about how community development should be taught due to its various understandings, theories, and approaches. The article presents the results of a community development educator survey and illustrates a diversity of responses to educational delivery among forty-eight respondents representing twenty-seven community development programs in the United States. We compare the perspectives of respondents who teach in planning programs with other community development educators to discuss commonalities and differences.
|Journal||Journal of Planning Education and Research|
|State||Accepted/In press - 2021|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This research was supported by a USDA NIFA Higher Education Challenge Grant (2017-70003-2638).
© The Author(s) 2021.
- community development
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Urban Studies