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ERIC Number: EJ1030066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-7147
Is There an "F" in Your PAR? Understanding, Teaching and Doing Action Research
Lorenzetti, Liza; Walsh, Christine Ann
Canadian Journal of Action Research, v15 n1 p50-63 2014
Participatory Action Research (PAR) is increasingly recognized within academic research and pedagogy. What are the benefits of including feminism within participatory action research and teaching? In responding to this question, we discuss the similarities and salient differences between PAR and feminist informed PAR (FPAR). There are eight themes or categories to provide a structure for this discussion: (a) theories and methodologies developed from popular movements and dissent; (b) marginalization within academia; (c) theories and methodologies critiqued for exclusivity; (d) focus on researcher reflexivity and subjectivity; (e) education for personal transformation; (f) critical research methodologies; (g) flexible and diverse theoretical and methodological interpretations; and (h) social justice and emancipation. Implications for education and research are highlighted.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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