The Journal of Contemporary Community Education Practice Theory. The Concept Journal offers a lively independent forum for critical debate and exchange of ideas in contemporary Community Education. Community Education is seen in the broadest sense to include community work, adult education and youth work and takes place in a range of settings and agencies. We see the concept of community education as dynamic and diverse and do not seek to reflect a fixed view.

Concept is published three times per year in Spring, Summer and Winter



The 7th International Conference of the Popular Education Network

Wednesday 22nd - Friday 24th June 2016 -  Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh.


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Community Development Reader now available online


First published in 2006 this Concept publication Participation in Community Development: Problems and Possibilities is now available electronically thanks to the Community Development Journal. The full publication is available from the link in the navagation bar above.


Posted: 06-02-2014
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Vol 7, No 1 (2016): Spring

Table of Contents


Roberta Blaikie, Activist. PDF
Lynn McCabe 8
Building Resilience, the Role of Community Development? PDF
Euan MacLachlan 15
Who Are We Smiling For? Three Contradictions of the Happiness and Wellbeing Agenda in Community Practice PDF
Claire Ferrier, Callum McGregor 12
Resilience and Resistance on the Road to Recovery in Mental Health PDF
Anne O’Donnell, Mae Shaw 18
Early Twentieth Century Radicalism in Community Education and the Socialist Sunday School Movement. PDF
David Kitchener 8


Book Review: Jandrić, Petar and Damir Boras (eds). 2015. Critical Learning in Digital Networks. PDF
Thomas Allmer 3
Book Review: Allmer, Thomas. (2015). Critical Theory and Social Media: Between Emancipation and Commodification. PDF
Petar Jandrić 3
Book Review: Blyth, Mark (2015) Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea. PDF
Margaret Petrie 5

ISSN 2042-6968 (Online)
ISSN 1359-1983 (Print)