Category Archives: Participatory action research

Action Research and Its History as an Adult Education Movement for Social Change

This article is an attempt to tell the story of action research as it has developed over the last half century. Action research has become an important part of a number of research programs, especially in the field of education. … Continue reading

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Participatory Practice: Community-based Action for Transformative Change

Work of integrated praxis, situating theory within a participatory worldview and grounding practice in the important issues of our times – social justice and sustainability. Ledwith and Springett’s ideas are founded on two premises. Firstly, transformative practice begins in the … Continue reading

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Action Research Meets Critical Pedagogy – Theory, Practice, and Reflection

This article describes and critically examines the collaborative research process between an urban university’s research center and its community partners. The authors link the theoretical framework of collaborative research, participatory action research, and critical pedagogy to their personal experiences involving … Continue reading

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Problematizing Problem-Solving Methods for Exploring the Management of Social Enterprises

A new form of strategic management is required for developing the social enterprise and appreciating the management of social enterprise from systemic perspectives. In this paper, we argue that participatory action research should focus on the process of problematization that … Continue reading

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A New Weave of Power, People & Politics: An Action Guide

A New Weave of Power, People & Politics provides a well-tested approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making altogether. Based on 25 years of participatory research, community development, … Continue reading

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Movimentos Sociais – Participação social como política de Estado

Em seminário inédito sobre presença da sociedade na construção de políticas públicas, Secretaria Geral da Presidência colhe propostas para elaborar projeto de lei sobre Política Nacional de Participação Social. Militantes cobram influência na política econômica e orçamento mais participativo. Objetivo … Continue reading

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Revolutionizing education: Youth Participatory Action Research in motion

Revolutionalizing Education makes extraordinarily unique contributions to the literature on young people by offering a broad framework for understanding a groundbreaking critical research methodlogy known as Youth-led Participatory Action Research. YPAR is a way to involve young people in defining … Continue reading

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Change at hand: Web 2.0 for Development

Read This special issue has been copublished by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA).  There are dozens of emerging interactive web services and applications, sometimes referred to … Continue reading

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Participatory GIS: the traps of participation

Read With the simplification of GIS technologies and the promotion of P-GIS, communities across Africa are getting to grips with GPS and participatory mapping processes, but to what end?Community-based forestry management CBFM often throws up ‘good practice’ examples that demonstrate … Continue reading

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Experiencias y Metodología de la Investigación Participativa

Read El potencial de la investigación participativa apunta a la producción de conocimiento, articulando de manera crítica los aportes de la ciencia y del saber popular, con el fin de reorientarlos hacia la acción transformadora de la realidad. A través … Continue reading

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