Macro Community-Based Practice: Educating Through Community-Based Action Projects

Teaching undergraduate students the skills needed for macro community-based practice is often a daunting task. We introduce community-based action projects (CBAP) as a framework for teaching macro community-based work. CBAP integrates aspects of service-learning, action research, and core organizing principles from the Midwest Academy Manual for Community Organizing. We discuss course design, strengths and limitations, and provide an example of a CBAP.

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Author(s):

Christina R. Miller

Adrian J. Archuletta

Publication Date:

2013

Thank you to the Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship (JCES) for kindly allowing URBAN to share this resource.  JCES is published twice a year at The University of Alabama. It is a peer-reviewed international research journal through which faculty, staff, students, and community partners disseminate scholarly works. JCES integrates teaching, research, and community engagement in all disciplines, addressing critical problems identified through a community-participatory process.

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