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Community Engagement

Regional partnerships: the path to social and economic wellbeing

  • Year: 2002
  • Author: Veenker, Peter
  • Journal Name: Campus Review
  • Journal Number: Vol.12, No.21
  • Country: Australia

This paper looks at partnerships. It describes partnership as the key concept in today's national policy directions for the vocational education and training (VET) system. VET organisations are encouraged to partner with each other, industry and enterprises, schools and higher education institutions, governments and communities. The Canberra Inst ....

Remaking participation: challenges for community development practice

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Eversole, Robyn
  • Journal Name: Community Development Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol.47, No.1

Increasing communities' participation in development processes has been the subject of both policy aspiration and scholarly critique. This paper explores the implications of a critical perspective on the 'elusive goal' of participation for community development practitioners. Drawing on insights from a range of scholars, this paper poses a practi ....

Resilience, community, and perceptions of Marcellus Shale development in the Pennsylvania wilds

  • Year: 2010
  • Author: Weigle, Jason L.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University
  • Published Location: United States -- Pennsylvania
  • ISBN: 9781124487946
  • Country: United States
  • State/Region: Pennsylvania

Unconventional natural gas development in deep shale formations forms a major, promising option for energy development. The Marcellus Shale in the northeastern United States is one of the most promising shale natural gas fields in the world with potential to provide energy resources for the nation and needed income for many rural communities. How ....

Responding to Rural Health Needs through Community Participation: Addressing the Concerns of Children and Young Adults

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Jeffery, Vivienne; Ervin, Kaye
  • Journal Name: Australian Journal of Primary Health
  • Journal Number: Vol. 17, No. 2
  • Country: Australia

A small rural health service undertook a major needs analysis in 2008 to identify gaps in service delivery and duplication of services. This exercise was intended to inform strategic direction but the result was consumer and community consultation and outcomes that far exceeded everyone's expectations. Organisations often pay lip s ....

Rural ageing-in-place: community connectedness, health and wellbeing - an opportunity for new technologies?

  • Year: 2011
  • Author: Feist, Helen Ruth; Parker, Kelly Lyn; Howard, Natasha Jayne; Hugo, Graeme John
  • Journal Name: Public Health Bulletin South Australia
  • Journal Number: Vol.8, No.1
  • Publisher: Department of Health
  • Country: Australia

The Linking Rural Older People to Community through Technology project (the project) aims to improve access and connection to the wider community for older Australians in rural and remote locations through the use of new communication technologies. The focus on community connectedness is framed within a demographic and geographical perspective, p ....

Rural and regional Victoria - a challenge for the State Government: local governments working together with their communities to ensure adequate resourcing and equity of service delivery

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Ensor, D; Rogers, M; Ryan, R
  • Publisher: Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities, La Trobe University
  • Published Location: Bendigo, Vic
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: Victoria

Prepared for the Victorian Local Governance Association (VLGA), this discussion document is a review of some critical issues facing local governments in rural and regional areas, and is the result of wide-ranging consultation. The purpose of the document is to create a greater awareness of: the requirements and expectations of rura ....

Rural collaborative leadership training and the potential influence of community social capital on its application

  • Year: 2008
  • Author: Miller, Kevin M.
  • Journal Name: ProQuest Dissertations and Theses
  • Publisher: University of Phoenix
  • Published Location: United States -- Arizona
  • ISBN: 9780549480341
  • Country: United States

Two problems exist in rural environments that are of interest to this study. One problem is that citizens in rural communities are uncertain if short-term leadership training programs provide the collaborative attitudes necessary for successful leadership after program completion. A second problem is that rural citizens are uncertain as ....

Rural Communities and Disaster Recovery

  • Year: 2004
  • Author: National Rural Health Alliance Inc.
  • Publisher: National Rural Health Alliance
  • Country: Australia

This paper examines the issues involved with enabling people living in rural and remote Australia who are affected by disasters to recover and rebuild their lives and communities. Because the NRHA’s objective is to improve the health of rural and remote Australians it concentrates on the health aspects of disaster recovery. Report LocationCli ....

Rural failure: The linkage between policy and lobbies

  • Year: 2001
  • Author: William P
  • Journal Name: Policy Studies Journal
  • Journal Number: Vol.29, No.1
  • Publisher: Policy Studies Organization
  • Published Location: Washington, United States
  • Country: United States

The failure of a national rural policy is a complex phenomenon. Suffice to say that such policy never emerged, despite frequent appearances on the presidential agenda. Browne examines the reasons why no sustained rural lobby was ever created independent of farm interests. The circular explanation finds that lobbies fail to develop in th ....

Rural places and community participation in health services development

  • Year: 2005
  • Author: Taylor, Judy; Wilkinson, D; Cheers, B
  • Journal Name: International Conference on Engaging Communities
  • Publisher: Department of Communities
  • Published Location: Brisbane, Qld
  • Country: Australia

Community participation in planning for health programs and services can be difficult to achieve, in part because community participation is rarely conceived as development of place. This paper explores how and why communities of place become involved in health service development. It looks at research that examined community initi ....

Rural Support Program Progress Report 2012-2013

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: Rural Support Program
  • Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries
  • ISBN: 978 1 74256 515 6
  • Country: Australia
  • State/Region: New South Wales

Our vision is to have resilient rural communities across NSW, driving social and economic change. With this goal in mind, over the past year, we have worked with our partner organisations on a variety of programs. Together we have delivered services to build community capacity, assisted communities to prepare for and manage advers ....

Rural-Urban Partnerships: An integrated approach to economic development

  • Year: 2013
  • Author: OECD
  • Journal Name: OECD Rural Policy Reviews
  • Publisher: OECD
  • ISBN: 9789264204805

Urban and rural areas enjoy different and often complementary assets, and better integration between them is important for socio-economic performance. This report provides a framework to understand the changing relationships between urban and rural areas. It is focused on one approach that can enhance and better manage rural-urban relationships ....

School contribution to rural communities: leadership issues

  • Year: 2000
  • Author: Johns, S; Kilpatrick, S; Falk, I; Mulford, B
  • Publisher: Centre for Research and Learning in Regional Australia, University of Tasmania
  • Published Location: Launceston, Tas
  • Country: Australia

Successful rural community development efforts focus on harnessing the resources already present to find community solutions to community concerns. For these efforts to be successful, high levels of cooperation, communication and trust need to be built within the community. This paper is based on a pilot study which investigated th ....

Schools, Vocational Education and Training and Partnerships: Capacity-Building in Rural and Regional Communities

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Stokes, Helen; Stacey, Kathleen; Lake, Murray
  • Publisher: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • Published Location: Canberra, ACT
  • ISBN: 1921169958
  • Country: Australia

Using case studies from seven rural and regional areas, this report examines the impact of schools and vocational education and training (VET) on community capacity. Focusing on successful examples of school- VET partnerships it found that communities have developed at least three different models to organise school- VET partnershi ....

Science Engagement and Tropical Australia: building a prosperous and sustainable future for the north

  • Year: 2012
  • Author: Expert Working Group on Science Engagement Into and For Australia’s Tropical Region
  • Publisher: Department of Industry, Australian Government
  • ISBN: 978-0-9873109-2-7
  • Country: Australia

The Inspiring Australia strategy is a high-level national strategy for public engagement with the sciences and a key element of Australia’s innovation agenda. The Australian government believes that, in order to help the nation ‘unlock its full potential’, it is necessary to examine those areas which, due to location, may have been disadvan ....

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