Culturally competent community development in a globalized world

Gopalkrishnan, Narayan (2013) Culturally competent community development in a globalized world. Samaja Karyada Hejjegalu, 3 (8). 3. pp. 44-63.

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We live in a world that is increasingly interconnected through the processes of globalization. The processes are bringing together people from many different cultures and the interactions that take place can often lead to conflict if not managed properly. Further, globalization can also lead to increasing marginalization of the weaker sections of society and conflicts around basic resources such as water and food. In this paper, the role that community development can play as an effective response to some of the negative impacts of globalization is examined. It is argued that traditional forms of community development have to be critically examined in the light of new and emerging forms of community and that more inclusive forms of community development have to be developed. The model of culturally competent community development is suggested as an effective approach in this context.

Item ID: 29148
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2230-8830
Keywords: school social work, grounded theory, action research, qualitative research, cultural competency
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Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2013 05:02
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940111 Ethnicity, Multiculturalism and Migrant Development and Welfare @ 100%
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