• RP Reyneke Departement Maatskaplike Werk, Universiteit Vrystaat, Bloemfontein




The main focus of this article is on the motivation of communities to become part of their own development. In order for development to take place, communities should be guided beyond their own negativity and helplessness. In doing this, attention is given amongst others to the constructivist paradigm, self-empowerment and underlying post-modern assumptions and principles of the narrative working method.Although the narrative method is primarily used in therapy, the assumptions and principles are also applied in the context of community development. Practical strategies to be utilised during the application of narrative principles are discussed and the value of this working method described.


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How to Cite

Reyneke, R. (2014). DIE BENUTTING VAN NARRATIEWE BEGINSELS TYDENS GEMEENSKAPSONTWIKKELING. Social Work/Maatskaplike Werk, 40(2). https://doi.org/10.15270/40-2-338