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ERIC Number: EJ1001367
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Healthy Transitions: A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach with Burundians with Refugee Status
Bates, Denise; Burman, Elizabeth; Ejike-King, Lacreisha; Rufyiri, Charlotte
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v16 n3 p153-173 Sep 2012
Healthy Transitions is a program of the University of Tennessee's Ready for the World initiative, a broad plan to transform campus culture and prepare students for the 21st century. Healthy Transitions partners the university with a local community of Burundian refugees. The university joined several community organizations interested in the refugees' integration, and in examining the Burundians' experiences and perceptions during and post migration. Focus group data identified key areas of concern for the Burundians. Community-based participatory research provided relevant data and an infrastructure, including a nonprofit established by the Burundians, that enable the Burundian community to co-direct ongoing research and programming. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Burundi; Tennessee