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Title: The Montserrat's neighbourhood dream: involving Moroccan residents in a school-based community development process in urban Spain
Author: Girbés Peco, Sandra
Renta Davids, Ana Inés
Botton, Lena de
Álvarez Cifuentes, Pilar
Keywords: Participació social
Interacció educativa
Dones immigrants
Marroc
Social participation
Interaction analysis in education
Women immigrants
Morocco
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Taylor and Francis [Pendent publicació definitiva paginada]
Abstract: Previous research has identified the potential of community-based development processes to reverse inequalities. However, in many cases, constraints arise that hinder the achievement of community goals. This article focuses on the role contributed by a school to overcome these barriers. Specifically, we address the role played by the Mare de Déu de Montserrat School, which is a Learning Community, in the launch and development of a community-based process. Known as The Dream, this process was initiated by a group of unemployed Moroccan residents in an impoverished urban neighbourhood in Spain. Through this process, the neighbours have created a self-managed community garden, which has enabled them to improve their job training and build social networks. Based on the communicative methodology, our qualitative study finds that this school has contributed to the creation of specific conditions that helped to overcome some barriers that had hindered the emergence of community responses. In addition, the contributions of the school have promoted a horizontal and dialogical organization of the process, placing neighbours in central positions in decision-making and leadership roles. This case study provides relevant theoretical and practical implications for the contributions that certain school-based interventions can provide to promote community initiatives in impoverished environments.
Note: Versió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2018.1509112
It is part of: Social & Cultural Geography [Pendent publicació definitiva paginada]
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/148437
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.1080/14649365.2018.1509112
ISSN: 1464-9365
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