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dc.contributor.author Lekoko, R.
dc.contributor.author Merwe, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-13T13:35:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-13T13:35:02Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05
dc.identifier.citation Lekoko, R. & Merwe, M. (2006). Beyond the rhetoric of empowerment: speak the language, live the experience of the rural poor, International Review of Education, Vol. 52, No. 3/4, pp. 323-332 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0020-8566
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/552
dc.description.abstract Growth in rural communities, along with attendant changes in social, economic and environmental conditions, challenges members of these communities to take even more responsibility for their lives than in the past. While there is a need to promote sustainable economic prosperity, it is important that developmental approaches should not compromise the potential of citizens to meet these challenges independently. The present contribution is based on a phenomenological study that explored approaches to community development in Botswana. One of the key findings was that these were dominated by a bureaucratized welfare scheme, as the government gave free food and farming implements to poor people in an approach referred to as atlhama-o-je (‘open-your-mouth-and-eat’). The present contribution reflects on the consequences of using this type of approach, arguing that instead of bringing real hope to the rural poor, it generated counterproductive attitudes. In conclusion, the authors suggest alternative strategies that take account of the life experiences of the rural poor and render them less dependent on government intervention for their well-being. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer Netherlands. http://www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject Rural communities en_US
dc.subject Community development en_US
dc.subject Botswana en_US
dc.title Beyond the rhetoric of empowerment: speak the language, live the experience of the rural poor en_US
dc.title.alternative JENSEITS DER FÖRDERUNGSRHETORIK: SPRICH DIE SPRACHE, ERLEBE DIE ERFAHRUNGEN DER ARMEN IN LÄNDLICHEN GEBIETEN en_US
dc.title.alternative TRAS LA RETÓRICA DE LA ADQUISICIÓN DE PODER: HABLA EL LENGUAJE Y VIVE LA EXPERIENCIA DE LA POBREZA RURAL en_US
dc.title.alternative PAR DELÀ LA RHÉTORIQUE DE RENFORCEMENT : PARLER LE LANGAGE, VIVRE L’EXPÉRIENCE DES PAUVRES VIVANT EN MILIEU RURAL en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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