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Restricted Access Dissertation
Doctor of Social Work (DSW)
This theoretical study analyzes contemporary efforts to define and describe that aspect of social work practice commonly referred to as community organization and attempts to develop from this analysis an integrating conceptual framework for such practice. Terminology, concepts, and major ideas concerning community organization practice presented in the professional literature from 1954-1962 are examined. Their potential use as building blocks in the structuring of a theoretical formulation of practice is evaluated. Impediments to and problems associated with current conceptualizing efforts are also analyzed. The proposed conceptual framework is built upon the notion of practice as a form of intervention into process underway. A beginning is made toward explicating the central concepts of this framework, intervention and process.
Laughton, Charles William, "An Analysis of Contemporary Efforts to Explicate Community Organization Practice and a Proposal to Utilize Intervention in Process as a Conceptual Framework for Such Practice" (1963). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 37.