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ERIC Number: EJ972620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Balancing Head and Heart: The Importance of Relational Accountability in Community-University Partnerships
Kajner, Tania; Fletcher, Fay; Makokis, Pat
Innovative Higher Education, v37 n4 p257-270 Aug 2012
In this article we introduce a "head and heart" approach to community-engaged scholarship. Through the literatures of Aboriginal scholarship and engaged scholarship we reflect on a community-university research and program development project undertaken in response to health and education concerns of Aboriginal people in Canada. We suggest that the head and heart approach was crucial to the program's success and provides access to an ethical space where multiple worldviews are recognized and where the importance of relational accountability becomes evident. We then examine the implications of this approach for engaged scholarship and higher education practices.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada