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ERIC Number: EJ1093009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
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Integrating Community-Based Participatory Research into the Curriculum
Fontaine, Sherry J.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v11 n2 p45-56 2006
Faculty and students often express an interest in undertaking applied research that has a direct and positive impact on the community. This article focuses on the utilization and integration of a particular form of applied research, community-based participatory research (CBPR), as part of the curriculum. CBPR is a collaborative research process in which the researcher and members of community organizations work together in defining and conducting research topics in order to produce research that results in social change. An important benefit of CBPR is that it enables academic programs to strengthen linkages with organizations in the community by involving members of academia and the community in research efforts that are valuable to both community organizations and researchers. This article defines CBPR, presents methods for integrating CBPR into the curriculum, and discusses issues involving the evaluation of CBPR as a form of faculty scholarship.
Descriptors: Participatory Research, College Curriculum, School Community Relationship, Social Change, College Faculty, Scholarship, Community Role, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Evaluation Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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