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Space and time for critical reflection and change (PLA 52)

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Throughout this general issue, we also present a series of extracts from a recent book called ‘Ideas for Development’ by Robert Chambers. Here, Chambers reviews of some of his previous written work, and then presents some key evolving ‘ideas for development’, finding new potentials for participation and participatory approaches. The first extract, on transformations, is taken from part two of Chapter Four: Review, reflections and future. The next set of extracts is taken from part two of Chapter Six: Behaviour, attitudes and beyond. Each extract presents the case that behaviour and attitudes are key points of entry for doing better in development. Each explores wider implications for norms and practices for all development professionals.

Participatory Learning and Action 52 is a general issue. It includes a wide selection of articles, extracts and training tips from participatory practitioners around the world.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See:

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