Stages of Community Development
This article will have many stages that have exactly the same organization. The article will have review of theories of human developmental stages. Then it will discuss our stages one at a time. Each stage will be defined first. Then the tasks to be accomplished at that stage will be discussed. Then the resources needed at that stage will be discussed. That will be followed by an historical example that illustrates that stage in history.
There are several renditions of how groups or communities move through various developmental stages. Most of these have five stages that have a great deal in common with Freud’s stages of human development. The most quoted article in psychology circles is Shepard and Bennis (1959). In business management theory there are the famous terms forming, storming, norming, and performing.