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ERIC Number: EJ828811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0972
Re-Visioning Action: Participatory Action Research and Indigenous Theories of Change
Tuck, Eve
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v41 n1 p47-65 Mar 2009
This article observes that participatory action research (PAR), by nature of being collaborative, necessitates making explicit theories of change that may have otherwise gone unseen or unexamined. The article explores the limits of the reform/revolution paradox on actions and theories of change in PAR. Citing examples from two recent youth PAR projects on educational issues, the author submits that when met with such a paradox, one can only move to a new vantage point. Four alternative vantage points, drawn from Indigenous epistemologies, are illustrated; they are sovereignty, contention, balance, and relationship.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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