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Community empowerment in South Korea : Towards developing a local model for practice

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  • Community empowerment in South Korea
  • Yang, Man-Jae
  • Durham University


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Title Community empowerment in South Korea
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Towards developing a local model for practice

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Author(English)

Yang, Man-Jae

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Durham:Durham University

Date 2011
Series Title; No Durham E-Theses
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Economy < Economic Administration
Social Development < Education
Holding Durham University

Abstract

This study aims to explore community empowerment practice (CEP) in South Korea (SK) and develop a Korean model of CEP. To begin, I describe key contexts of Korean society such as political, economical and cultural backgrounds alongside the history of Korean community work. To achieve the objectives of this thesis, I studied the CEP project for three years from 2003 to 2005. At the same time, I collected qualitative data from 10 participants who were involved in the CEP. I analysed the Korean CEP in terms of a modified Western model of CEP formed by reviewing Western models and ideas of CEP. The analysis revealed: i) the lack of knowledge, values, skills and organisation needed to practice community empowerment in Korea; (The rest omitted)