ERIC Number: ED330226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Metodo y Proceso de la Investigacion Participativa en la Capacitacion Rural (The Method and Process of Participatory Research in Rural Leadership Training). Cuadernos del CREFAL 19.
de Schutter, Anton
In participatory research, education and learner participation are directly connected. The document analyzes the role of a participatory research method in the basic education of rural adults. The different phases of the Participant Research method are presented, along with a profound analysis of both research and participation. The claim is that these two must go together to result in effective learning. Participation is defined as an expression, by the learner, of his reactions, needs, and interests. The people need to feel that what they think is being heard in order to believe that the learning will improve their lives. It is affirmed that a rural educational project must include a participatory research method. Such an educational method is believed to be the only way to reach the communities that need the most education, the communities that are marginalized. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (OPF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Centre for Adult Education and Functional Literacy for Latin America, Patzcuaro (Mexico).