ERIC Number: EJ1072381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
"We Are Researchers": Students with and without Intellectual Disabilities Research the University Experience in a Participatory Action Research Course
Ryan, Susan M.; Yuan, Susan J.; Karambelas, Alex M.; Lampugnale, Luke E.; Parrott, Bernard J.; Sagar, Cora E.; Terry, Taylor V.
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v16 n2 p70-82 2015
This article describes an undergraduate Participatory Action Research (PAR) course in which students with and without intellectual disabilities collaborated as co-researchers in order to explore various aspects of the university experience. The article describes the university course as well as presents results of the students' PAR projects. The students' PAR projects revealed that (a) eating healthy at the university was challenging, expensive, and at times, impossible; (b) although University of Vermont (UVM) is thought by many to be a haven for social justice, misunderstanding of and discrimination against students who identify as transgendered occur on the campus; and (c) students' home cultures often clash with the mainstream university student culture. Students and PAR course instructors reflect on their experiences.
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Undergraduate Students, Participatory Research, Action Research, Cooperative Learning, Student Research, Student Projects, Eating Habits, Health Behavior, Social Justice, Social Discrimination, Sexual Identity, School Culture, Family Environment, Family Influence, Cultural Differences, Food, Educational Environment, Social Bias, Computer Mediated Communication, Educational Technology, Surveys, Interviews, Group Discussion, Video Technology, Coding, Nutrition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont