Developing the public health workforce: a 'communities of practice' perspective.

Mallinson, Sara L. and Popay, J. and Mackian, S. and Kowarzik, U. (2006) Developing the public health workforce: a 'communities of practice' perspective. Policy and Politics, 34 (2). pp. 265-285. ISSN 0305-5736

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The qualitative research described in this article aims to explore the dynamics of routine public health practice and policy within two local health systems. Using a theoretical framework drawn from social science and management literatures on 'communities of practice' (Wenger, 1998), we seek to illuminate the values and ideas that shape the way in which public health practice and policy making is 'done' on a routine basis. In particular, we suggest that people's narratives about their daily work resonate with the concepts of engagement, peripheral participation and marginalisation used in the communities of practice literature.

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Journal Article
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Policy and Politics
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RAE_import_type : Journal article RAE_uoa_type : Social Work and Social Policy & Administration
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?? communities of practicepublic healthlearningpublic administrationsociology and political sciencer medicine (general) ??
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