Community leadership and social welfare in a Queensland provincial city

Halliwell, Leslie Marsden. (1967). Community leadership and social welfare in a Queensland provincial city Master's Thesis, Faculty of Education, The University of Queensland.

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Author Halliwell, Leslie Marsden.
Thesis Title Community leadership and social welfare in a Queensland provincial city
School, Centre or Institute Faculty of Education
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 1967
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 249
Language eng
Subjects 1607 Social Work
Formatted abstract
An examination of leadership in the city of Rockhampton showed that many residents accept formal office in the numerous organizations in the town. A leadership subsystem with a visible leader was identified and it was shown that certain kinds of organizations need and seek the support of members of the subsystem. It was found that professional persons were expected to accept leadership roles in social welfare organizations consistent with their professional skills and interests. Newcomers and transients were found to be engaged in formal leadership in many organizations, but they were not regarded as belonging to the leadership subsystem.

The relevance of community development theory as described in the literature to community processes in Rockhampton was examined. Case studies were made of eight organizations established in Rockhampton in recent years, and other social welfare organizations were briefly described. Leadership in these organizations was studied with particular reference to the social systems and subsystems involved and to the relationship between the persons benefiting from the activities of the organizations and the persons accepting leadership tasks.

On the basis of the evidence so gathered some basic principles in the development and maintenance of social welfare services were formulated.

Keyword Community leadership.
Social service.

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