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ERIC Number: EJ1096916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Broadening and Deepening the Definition of Outreach Scholarship: Linking Popular Education and Community-Based Participatory Action Research
Rai, Kalyani
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v8 n1 p113-126 2003
This paper outlines a Community-based Participatory Action Research model designed and implemented by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education with two community-based agencies in Milwaukee. In two participatory action learning seminars, research was combined with action to improve the educational experience of community residents. Linking education and community life made it possible to address specific community-identified problems. Our experience emphasizes the need to create a learning environment by bringing together the theory and practice of popular education and community development. The paper then gives a broader and deeper definition of scholarship that: (1) recognizes the development of new knowledge through collaboration with community partners, (2) promotes mutual learning to address significant issues in the community, and (3) strengthens an effective partnership that links the university with the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
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