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ERIC Number: EJ878245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8485
Research Students and Community Development: The Challenges of Integrating Academic Expectations with Community Needs and Values
Darcy, Michael; Nicholls, Ruth; Roffey, Christopher; Rogers, Dallas
Metropolitan Universities, v19 n1 p21-37 2008
While universities can play a major role in advancing research-based community development, academic discourses of rigor, quality and ethics often conflict with the participatory and collaborative approaches required by community development principles. While experienced academics often have difficulty negotiating these issues, they present greater challenges for research students whose work will ultimately be assessed on its "academic merit." This paper suggests specific areas where change is required to allow research students to engage effectively with the community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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