Working for Change: the Irish Journal of Community Work
The need to create a Journal of Irish community work/community development to encourage and facilitate reflection, analysis and the development of community work excellence relevant to both the discipline and the interests of the people it serves was identified by a range of people from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland that ultimately formed the Editorial Committee for Working for Change: the Irish Journal of Community Work.
There are a number of journals of community work and community development internationally, including the UK based Community Development Journal: An International Forum. However, this is the first Irish journal of community work and is an important milestone in the journey to having community work and community development recognised as a skilled discipline that warrants documentation, debate and analysis.
The Journal aims to attract a diverse range of articles from contributors north and south that represent both long-standing and emerging preoccupations of community development in Ireland.