Empowerment Evaluation in Spain: The Critical Friend Role in Working with Rural Communities

Fernández Moral, María José and Vidueira Mera, Pablo and Diaz Puente, Jose Maria and De Nicolas De Nicolas, Víctor Luis (2015). Empowerment Evaluation in Spain: The Critical Friend Role in Working with Rural Communities. "Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences", v. 191 ; pp. 984-989. ISSN 1877-0428. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.483.

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Title: Empowerment Evaluation in Spain: The Critical Friend Role in Working with Rural Communities
Author/s:
  • Fernández Moral, María José
  • Vidueira Mera, Pablo
  • Diaz Puente, Jose Maria
  • De Nicolas De Nicolas, Víctor Luis
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Date: June 2015
ISSN: 1877-0428
Volume: 191
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Agroforestal
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Rural communities in Cuenca (Spain) are characterized by a great social dislocation, mostly due to the low population density in these areas. In this way, the existence of groups of citizens able to be active agents of their development process is a critical aspect for any community-based development process in this Spanish region. The Institute of Community Development of Cuenca (IDC) has been working with this type of groups for the last 30 years focusing on the organizational empowerment of the rural communities. Main tools in this process have been the empowerment evaluation approach and the critical friend role when helping the groups to achieve their objectives and reinforcing them. This chapter analyses the empowerment process and how the critical friend role is nourished by the facilitator figure.

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Item ID: 41324
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41324/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41324
DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.483
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042815027433
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Jun 2016 14:55
Last Modified: 16 Jun 2016 14:55
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