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Paul James, Yaso Nadarajah, Karen Haive, and Victoria Stead

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780824835880

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.001.0001

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Recommendations for Community Learning

Recommendations for Community Learning

Chapter:
(p.400) Chapter 13 Recommendations for Community Learning
Source:
Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Development
Author(s):

Paul James

Yaso Nadarajah

Karen Haive

Victoria Stead

Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824835880.003.0013

This chapter suggests that community learning and development centers (CLDCs) are best placed in local communities and organized from the ground up, but in order to work they will need a mediating point of liaison with government-supported focal points. These district-level focal points would provide a new face between communities and government, potentially responding to some of the problems of communication that the various layers of government—ward, local level, district, provincial, and national—have thus failed to overcome. The Organic Law and its focus on provincial political representation have not worked to mediate relations between local communities and the national polity.

Keywords:   community learning, local communities, community development, focal points, Organic Law

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