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ERIC Number: EJ1091195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Youth Participatory Action Research and Educational Transformation: The Potential of Intertextuality as a Methodological Tool
Bertrand, Melanie
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v48 n1 p15-31 Mar 2016
In this article, Melanie Bertrand explores the potential of using the concept of intertextuality--which captures the way snippets of written or spoken text from one source become incorporated into other sources--in the study and practice of youth participatory action research (YPAR). Though this collective and youth-centered form of research entails an explicit focus on change-oriented action, there is still much to be learned about the connection between processes "within" YPAR groups and educational shifts "beyond" them. Using data from a YPAR group as an example, this article aims to chart a course for research to explore this area. The author demonstrates that a methodology incorporating the concept of intertextuality can illuminate how discursive phenomena within a YPAR group may radiate outward. In addition, intertextuality may provide YPAR groups a strategy for increasing outside influence.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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