Understanding How Community Organizing Leads to Social Change: The Beginning Development of Formal Practice Theory

  title={Understanding How Community Organizing Leads to Social Change: The Beginning Development of Formal Practice Theory},
  author={Shane R. Brady and Mary K. O'Connor},
  journal={Journal of Community Practice},
  pages={210 - 228}
Community organizing practice can be traced back to the settlement house era. Although the literature of community organizing is rich in approaches to practice built from practice wisdom, case studies, and conceptual frameworks, the literature lacks formal practice theory. This article provides beginning results from research with a long–range aim of building formal practice theory for social workers engaged in community organizing practice with empowerment related social change goals. 
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