Overview for Participatory Learning and Action: With 100 Field Methods
In recent years, participatory inquiry with local communities has led to a series of innovative approaches, methods, practices, procedures, tools, techniques and ways. In the present book Participatory Learning and Action With 100 Field Methods a range of methods have been described and documented based on innovative and diverse filed experience from different countries and localities. The book has one of the largest collection of participatory methods and practices - 'verbal', 'visual' and diagrammatic and also those for improving personal qualities, traits, attributes and analytical skills. The present book is an essential reference book on participatory sustainable development. Written in a lucid style the book is fully illustrated with applications from different countries and localities. The book is meant for development practitioners, field workers, project managers, extension agencies, field researchers, policy-makers, donor agencies, students of rural and urban development and all others associated with development practice and its challenges.
Neela Mukherjee (Author)
Dr. Neela Mukherjee, is currently working as a development practitioner, researcher, trainer and a resource person with multiple organizations, both within India and abroad. She is associated with a Delhi-based enterprise called â€œDevelopment Tracks, RTCâ€ involved in cutting-edge research/consultancy and training activities. Formerly, a Professor of Economics at the LBS National Academy of Administration Mussoorie, India and an alumna of the London School of Economics and Politics Science, London, her major areas of current field research include participatory and sustainable development practices, community perspectives, empowerment and related issues. Dr. Mukherjee has written extensively in her areas of interest. Her books include Participatory Rural Appraisal, Methodology and Applications (1993), Questionnair Survey and Participatory Rural Appraisal (1995), Participatory Appraisal of Natural Resources (1997) published by Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi. Her book Alternative Perspectives on Livelihoods, Agriculture and Air Pollution, Agriculture in Urban and Peri-Urban Areas in a Developing Country published in 2001 by Ashgate Publishing Co., U.K. describes community perspectives on the impact of air pollution. Dr. Mukherjee is also the editor of a series on â€œLearning to Shareâ€ PRA experience, of which, two volumes (1997 and 2000) have been published by Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi.