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“Hold your agenda lightly – work with others”: Popular education and neighbourhood centre work An Australian case study

Peter Westoby, PJ Humphreys

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This case study shares the story of a community-based learning initiative called Building Better Communities (BBC). In a time of increasing de-politicisation of community development, much of the work of Australian neighbourhood centres have also been co-opted by the dominant service delivery paradigm whereby community work is considered to be providing services to or forpeople. This story shows how neighbourhood centre work drawing on the adult and popular education tradition can be revitalised. 


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