The “Dual Approach”: An Alternative in Community Development. William H. KOCH Jr.

The “Dual Approach”: An Alternative in Community Development

New York: Distributed by Students for a Democratic Society and its Economic Research and Action Project, [1963]. First edition thus. Five corner-stapled, mimeographed sheets, 7 pp. Very light edgewear, else Fine. Four copies in WorldCat (Northwestern, Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas, UC Davis).

A seemingly influential document on SDS’s Economic Research and Action Project, which commenced in September 1963, and attempted to organize poor blacks in their poverty-stricken communities. Koch’s “dual approach” paper was first prepared for a Symposium on Community Development in California, Asilomar, California, July 8-12, 1963. His thesis emerged from a community development experiment, the Migrant Citizenship Education Project, carried out in three communities in Texas, Michigan, and Illinois, from 1957 to 1960. It advocated working simultaneously with members of both establishment and “low status” communities to empower and change the circumstances of the latter. Item #06463

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