In the Rendezvous conversation last week I referred to the work of Sherry Arnstein entitled "A Ladder of Citizen Participation". Some or all of you may know of this work so forgive me for imposing. For those that don't know about the "ladder" go to:
Reflecting upon the levels in this ladder may assist us in our endeavours to facilitate community among groups of "learners".
Additionally, you may be interested in John McKnight's work on "asset-based" community development found at:
enjoy : )
(ps I tried to send this by email but found myself in this forum instead.Sorry for cross-postings).