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SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research

Learning and Community Approaches for Promoting Well-Being

Editors: Kee, Youngwha, Kim, Yunji, Phillips, Rhonda (Eds.)

  • Provides a much-needed investigation of community well-being and learning in communities  
  • Brings together perspectives on well-being from a community level analysis 
  • Learning, in the form of services and community based engagement is a crucial topic of importance impacting overall well-being
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This Brief provides perspectives on bringing together elements of learning and community approaches for promoting overall wellbeing. Drawing on experiences of authors from across Asia, Europe, and North America, cases are presented to illustrate both policy and application of adult learning, child wellbeing, community integration and learning, as well as intergenerational cooperation. Starting with foundational concepts of community wellbeing and community learning, the briefs provides an exploration of constructs and ideas for exploring application. The remaining chapters detail cases of community wellbeing, providing insights on approaches, as well as self-generated processes. Policy approaches, whether driven by local governance or from within individual organizations or sectors of communities, are discussed in addition to outcomes generated by the approaches. ​

About the authors

Youngwha Kee is a professor of the Department of Lifelong Education at Soongsil University and the president of the National Institute of Lifelong Education. She currently serves as the director of the Korea Institute of Local Development Education. Previously, Dr. Kee was president of the Association of Adult & Continuing Education of Korea and researcher of Korea Association for Community Education. She has served on several advisory committees in relation to educational policies and has been deeply involved with community education among multicultural families and education for the disadvantaged. She serves on the editorial board of the International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning (Hong Kong) and the Lifelong Education Magazine (Taiwan), Lifelong Education(China). Her research interests include olderadult learning, community education, civic education, community development and governance.

Yunji Kim is a doctoral student in the Department of City and Regional Planning atCornell University. She received her master's degree from the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University in 2011. Her master's thesis (Title: "Development and Application of a Community Well-being Index for Korea") focusedon defining community well-being as a guiding principle for local governments and suggested a new community well-being index for Korean metropolitan districts. Her current research interests include the relationship between community well-being and local government services; citizen participation; and community development. Her recent articles include, "The Development and Application of a Community Well-being Index in Korean Metropolitan Cities," "An Analysis of the Relative Importance of Components in Measuring Community Well-being: Perspectives of Citizens, Public Officials, and Experts," and "Sing, Dance, and Be Merry: a Strategy for Successful Urban Development?"

Rhonda Phillips, Ph.D., AICP, is Dean of the Honors College at Purdue University and a professor in the Agricultural Economics Department. A former senior sustainability scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability for Arizona State University, she served as professor in School of Community Resources and Development. Community well-being and development comprise the focus of Rhonda’s research and outreach activities including community-based education and research initiatives for enhancing quality of life. Honors include serving as the 2006 UK Ulster Policy Fellow Fulbright Scholar and a 2012 Fulbright Senior Specialist to Panama. Rhonda is author or editor of eighteen books, including Community Development Indicators Measuring Systems, and Introduction to Community Development, and serves as editor for the Springer series, Community Quality of Life and Well-Being. Rhonda is president of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, www.isqols.org.

Yunji Kim is a doctoral student in the Department of City and Regional Planning atCornell University. She received her master's degree from the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University in 2011. Her master's thesis (Title: "Development and Application of a Community Well-being Index for Korea") focusedon defining community well-being as a guiding principle for local governments and suggested a new community well-being index for Korean metropolitan districts. Her current research interests include the relationship between community well-being and local government services; citizen participation; and community development. Her recent articles include, "The Development and Application of a Community Well-being Index in Korean Metropolitan Cities," "An Analysis of the Relative Importance of Components in Measuring Community Well-being: Perspectives of Citizens, Public Officials, and Experts," and "Sing, Dance, and Be Merry: a Strategy for Successful Urban Development?"

Rhonda Phillips, Ph.D., AICP, is Dean of the Honors College at Purdue University and a professor in the Agricultural Economics Department. A former senior sustainability scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability for Arizona State University, she served as professor in School of Community Resources and Development. Community well-being and development comprise the focus of Rhonda’s research and outreach activities including community-based education and research initiatives for enhancing quality of life. Honors include serving as the 2006 UK Ulster Policy Fellow Fulbright Scholar and a 2012 Fulbright Senior Specialist to Panama. Rhonda is author or editor of eighteen books, including Community Development Indicators Measuring Systems, and Introduction to Community Development, and serves as editor for the Springer series, Community Quality of Life and Well-Being. Rhonda is president of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, www.isqols.org.

Yunji Kim is a doctoral student in the Department of City and Regional Planning atCornell University. She received her master's degree from the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University in 2011. Her master's thesis (Title: "Development and Application of a Community Well-being Index for Korea") focusedon defining community well-being as a guiding principle for local governments and suggested a new community well-being index for Korean metropolitan districts. Her current research interests include the relationship between community well-being and local government services; citizen participation; and community development. Her recent articles include, "The Development and Application of a Community Well-being Index in Korean Metropolitan Cities," "An Analysis of the Relative Importance of Components in Measuring Community Well-being: Perspectives of Citizens, Public Officials, and Experts," and "Sing, Dance, and Be Merry: a Strategy for Successful Urban Development?"

Rhonda Phillips, Ph.D., AICP, is Dean of the Honors College at Purdue University and a professor in the Agricultural Economics Department. A former senior sustainability scientist in the Global Institute of Sustainability for Arizona State University, she served as professor in School of Community Resources and Development. Community well-being and development comprise the focus of Rhonda’s research and outreach activities including community-based education and research initiatives for enhancing quality of life. Honors include serving as the 2006 UK Ulster Policy Fellow Fulbright Scholar and a 2012 Fulbright Senior Specialist to Panama. Rhonda is author or editor of eighteen books, including Community Development Indicators Measuring Systems, and Introduction to Community Development, and serves as editor for the Springer series, Community Quality of Life and Well-Being. Rhonda is president of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, www.isqols.org.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Modeling Community Well-Being: A Multi-dimensional Approach

    Kee, Youngwha (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Community Learning and Self-generated Communities of Practice: The Case of Jangheung School

    Kee, Youngwha (et al.)

    Pages 17-42

  • Promoting Community Integration of New Migrant Workers in China

    Lu, Wen Juan (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

  • Community Well-Being Through Intergenerational Cooperation

    Boström, Ann-Kristin (et al.)

    Pages 57-68

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12439-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-12438-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning and Community Approaches for Promoting Well-Being
Editors
  • Youngwha Kee
  • Yunji Kim
  • Rhonda Phillips
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-12439-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-12439-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-12438-4
Series ISSN
2211-7644
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 69
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations
Topics