Whakapono: End child poverty in Maori whanau (a preliminary report)

About Child Poverty Action Group Child Poverty Action Group (Inc) (CPAG) is a non-profit group formed in 1994, and made up of academics, activists, practitioners and supporters. CPAG has a strong education and research role which enables it to contribute to better informed social policy to support children in Aotearoa New Zealand, specifically children who … Continue reading Whakapono: End child poverty in Maori whanau (a preliminary report)

Community: a powerful label? Connecting wind energy to rural Ireland

Much of the research on the social sustainability of renewable technologies has focused on local acceptance issues, community benefits from exogenous developments, and matters related to the planning and development process. Grassroots-initiated wind energy schemes as a form of rural enterprise have received less attention, especially in the Irish context. Using a case study approach, … Continue reading Community: a powerful label? Connecting wind energy to rural Ireland

Learning through participation: towards defining adult learning in an African rural village context

This article analyses the studies of adult learning in Africa, where they exist, often draw uncritically on Western theoretical and methodological frameworks such as andragogy, experiential learning, and transformative learning. These frameworks are informed by individualistic conceptions of learners and learning, shaped by industrial and postindustrial political economy, liberal democratic politics and consumerist culture. Such … Continue reading Learning through participation: towards defining adult learning in an African rural village context

Changing alcohol culture: developing our LOIP priority and what we’ve learnt about partnership working

hanging Aberdeenshire’s relationship with alcohol is a Local Outcomes Improvement Plan (LOIP) priority for Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership.  In this blog post, Wayne Gault, Lead Officer with the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership, reflects on how the Partnership approached the priority, what they have learnt from the experience, and what it means for practice.My aspiration had … Continue reading Changing alcohol culture: developing our LOIP priority and what we’ve learnt about partnership working

‘Hard to reach’ or ‘easy to ignore’? Promoting Equality in Community Engagement (new video)

  Presentation by Dr Oliver Escobar of What Works Scotland and Edinburgh University in which he shares the findings of an evidence review that explores the intersection between community engagement and equality. The Evidence Review examines what is being done to overcome inequality in community engagement, focusing on evidence from Scotland and the UK. Equality … Continue reading ‘Hard to reach’ or ‘easy to ignore’? Promoting Equality in Community Engagement (new video)