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ERIC Number: EJ862838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-4187
Parents as Co-Researchers: A Participatory Action Research Initiative Involving Parents of People with Intellectual Disabilities in Ireland
Walmsley, Jan; Mannan, Hasheem
British Journal of Learning Disabilities, v37 n4 p271-276 Dec 2009
This paper evaluates a participatory action research (PAR) approach to conducting family research in Ireland. Drawing on PAR methodology it describes how parents of people with intellectual disabilities were recruited and trained to facilitate focus groups of parents in Ireland, in order to create an evidence base to support improved dialogue between parents and service providers. Its findings are that a PAR approach has considerable potential to contribute to improved understanding of the realities of family life with an adult with intellectual disabilities, particularly if plans to create a dialogue with service providers and to build sustainable networks of parents are included in the project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A