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"Małe rewitalizacje podwórek". Społeczno-pedagogiczne badania-działania
"Micro-scale revitalizations of backyards”. Socio-educational action research

Author(s): Anita Gulczyńska, Mariusz Granosik
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Sociology of Culture, Environmental interactions
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Action-research; neighborhood; urban regeneration / revitalization; participation; social work (praca społeczna) work; strenghts
Summary/Abstract: The book is a result of the theorization of a tripartite process (academia / students + young residents of disadvantaged urban neighborhoods (DUN)+ employees of institutions involved in the local system of social and educational support for residents of such places) of co-creation the space of life environments of DUN young residents in the course of participatory research-action (PAR) conducted in 2018-2021. The idea of the research stems from the tradition of linking theoretical work, clinical practice and academic education in the development of the Łódź theoretical model of social work (praca społeczna). The book presents the complex justifications and the results of this study, rich in empirical illustrations. The first three chapters cover the theoretical rationale of a socio-pedagogically oriented PAR with children and young people from DUN. The fourth one describes the methodological assumptions of the research. It argues the selection of research method, research focus, and data collection techniques in qualitative research governed by the regularities of the participatory research strategy. It introduces the reader into the research territory and reports on the research process. In the next chapters the results of the study are presented and discussed: - reconstruction of typological categorization of the neighborhoods; - human, social, historical and economic strengths uncovered in these places; - reconstruction of the process of co-production of the socio-educational revitalization of the living environment of downtown neighborhoods (called by the authors "small revitalization of backyards") In the final part of the book the reader finds elements of reflection on participatory revitalization-driven and rooted in the identity of social pedagogy transformations that were observed in all parties of the research as well as critical reflection on the overall process.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-8331-056-5
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-8331-055-8
  • Page Count: 230
  • Publication Year: 2022
  • Language: Polish