Education, Participatory Action Research, and Social Change

Education, Participatory Action Research, and Social Change : International Perspectives

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Drawing primarily from critical traditions in social and educational research, this book frames contemporary issues and several conceptual, theoretical-analytical and onto-epistemic approaches towards the development and practice of PAR (Participatory Action Research) in multiple educational spaces and initiatives for socio-cultural change.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 274 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19.3mm | 563g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2009 ed.
  • IX, 274 p.
  • 0230615139
  • 9780230615137
  • 1,891,310

Table of contents

Introduction: International Perspectives on Education, PAR, and Social Change; D.Kapoor & S.Jordan PART I: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EDUCATION AND PAR From a Methodology of the Margins to Neoliberal Appropriation and Beyond: Lineages of PAR; S.Jordan Subaltern Social Movements (SSM) and the Politicization of PAR; D.Kapoor When Research becomes a Revolution: Participatory Action Research with Indigenous Peoples; C.Weber-Pillwax Ko tatou te rangahau, ko te rangahau ko tatou: A Maori Approach to Participatory Action Research; L.Te Aika & J.Greenwood Translating 'Participation' from North to South: A Case Against Intellectual Imperialism in Social Science Research; C.Chambers & H.Balanoff Action Research for Curriculum Internationalization: Education versus Commercialization; R.McTaggart & G.Curro Critical Complexity and Participatory Action Research: Decolonizing 'Democratic' Knowledge Production; J.Kincheloe Reconceptualizing Participatory Action Research for Sustainability Education; E.Lange PART II: INTERNATIONAL CONTEXTS: CASE STUDIES OF PAR, EDUCATION, AND SOCIAL CHANGE Chara chimwe hachitswanyi inda: Indigenizing Science Education in Zimbabwe; E.Shizha Research and Agency: The Case of Rural Women and Land Tenure in Tanzania; C.Mhina NGO-Community Partnerships, PAR, and Learning in Mining Struggles in Ghana; V.Kwai Pun Ethnography-in-Motion: Neo-liberalism and the Shack-Dwellers Movement in South Africa; S.Walsh Kabyle Community Participatory Action Research (CPAR) in Algeria: Reflections on Research, Amazigh Identity, and Schooling; T.Belkacem Notes and Queries for an Activist Street Anthropology: Street Resistance, Gringopolitica, and the Quest for Subaltern Visions in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil; S.Veissiere A Participatory Research Approach to Exploring Social Movement Learning in the Chilean Women's Movement; D.Chovanec & H.Gonzalez Participatory Research and Grassroots Development: Challenges in Rural Bangladesh; B.Barua Making Space for Youth: iHuman Youth Society and Arts-Based Participatory Research with Street-Involved Youth in Canada; D.Conrad & W.Kendal
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"This is the book we have been waiting for. PAR historically originated in political struggle; yet over the years there has been a cooptation and an evisceration of the essential notion of what is participatory by the western research establishment. PAR has lost its sharp definition and power has been deleted from the research equation . . .Every educator interested in social change should read it." - Phyllis Cunningham, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus and Activist Scholar, Northern Illinois University

"This book is a welcome addition to the critical literature on research methodologies. In particular, researchthat engagesthose who want to tell their own stories, on their own terms, using the vernacular will be encouraged by this publication. The authorsargue thatPAR has the potential to generate radical change . . .One of the several strengths portrayed in this book is the critique in anticipation of those who would corrupt the democratic and communitarian ethos of PAR." - Wally Penetito, Professor of Maori Education, Te Kura Maori and Co-Director of He Parekereke: Institute for Research and Development in Maori and Pacific Education, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

"This is a must read and a timely text for both students and scholars in the field. Kapoor and Jordan provide a wide array of perspectives on the politics of social change, voice and research, offering critical insights to democratic and participatory methodologies. This is a significant contribution to the literature, especially as we struggle to (re)define justice across the globe. A perfect and soon to be classic anthology for classroom use!" - Sandy Grande, Associate Professor of Education, Connecticut College
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"This is the book we have been waiting for. PAR historically originated in political struggle; yet over the years there has been a cooptation and an evisceration of the essential notion of what is participatory by the western research establishment. PAR has lost its sharp definition and power has been deleted from the research equation . . .Every educator interested in social change should read it." - Phyllis Cunningham, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus and Activist Scholar, Northern Illinois University



"This book is a welcome addition to the critical literature on research methodologies. In particular, researchthat engagesthose who want to tell their own stories, on their own terms, using the vernacular will be encouraged by this publication. The authorsargue thatPAR has the potential to generate radical change . . .One of the several strengths portrayed in this book is the critique in anticipation of those who would corrupt the democratic and communitarian ethos of PAR." - Wally Penetito, Professor of Maori Education, Te Kura Maori and Co-Director of He Parekereke: Institute for Research and Development in Maori and Pacific Education, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand



"This is a must read and a timely text for both students and scholars in the field. Kapoor and Jordan provide a wide array of perspectives on the politics of social change, voice and research, offering critical insights to democratic and participatory methodologies. This is a significant contribution to the literature, especially as we struggle to (re)define justice across the globe. A perfect and soon to be classic anthology for classroom use!" - Sandy Grande, Associate Professor of Education, Connecticut College
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About Dip Kapoor

Dip Kapoor is an associate professor, International Education, in Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta
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