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Omar Esau – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
In this article, I critically reflect and describe how our Chess Development Project (CDP), initiated by pre-service teachers at a university in South Africa, helped create a safer, non-violent, and more supportive school environment. This participatory action research (PAR) project highlights the idea that higher education institutions should not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Games, Educational Environment
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Carly-Ann Haney; Christine A. Walsh – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is an overarching methodology taken up across various disciplines. Rather than a specific approach, CBPR encompasses varied action-based methodologies. While many disciplines use CBPR methodologies in their work, Fat Studies has yet to broadly create research that uses CBPR methodologies. Fat Studies…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Obesity, Action Research, Social Justice
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Lauren Hill – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2023
This research reflects on my collaboration with an Indigenous hoop dancer to respond to the Calls to Action from the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The research engages the Anishinaabeg seven sacred teachings and critical decolonizing pedagogy as theoretical frameworks and qualitative inquiry as methodology.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Canada Natives, Cooperation
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Brown, Chay – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2021
Aboriginal people in Alice Springs mapped the safe places in their Town Camps. This participatory research led to the implementation of safety features. Safety mapping was developed in response to deficit-based research which pathologized Aboriginal people in Alice Springs. Safety mapping was conducted with Aboriginal people in Town Camps to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Action Research, Safety
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Pollard, Barbara – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The study utilized participatory action research and grounded theory methods and methodology to explore how critical pedagogy, as practiced by a small group of university education professors, shapes and influences the development of a critical consciousness among preservice teachers. Although there were some 'conscious raising' learning…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Preservice Teachers, Consciousness Raising, Teaching Methods
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McIver, Karen – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The range of social and ecological justice issues our world is currently experiencing is vast. Youth are speaking out and are identifying as activists. Education, and more specifically environmental education, has a role to play in developing justice-oriented citizens committed to taking action on issues. The present study used action research…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Activism, Ecology, Radio
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Hall, Budd L.; Godrie, Baptiste; Heck, Isabel – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2020
The focus of the article is on how knowledge is created, who creates knowledge, how knowledge is co-constructed, whose knowledge is excluded and how knowledge is being used to challenge inequalities and strengthen social movement capacity. This article grew from a fascinating conversation that the three of us had in Montreal in September of 2019.…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Learning Processes, Social Justice, Democracy
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Bennett-Stonebanks, Melanie; Stonebanks, Christopher Darius; Mphande, Thomas – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2019
University standards for attaining tenure-track positions, tenure, advancement of rank, and successful periodic evaluation in universities in the Global North primarily center on attainment of research grants and publications. This article considers the ethical implications of these values when action research projects are carried out with…
Descriptors: Ethics, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Grants
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Orlowski, Paul – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2019
There are similar assumptions between participatory action research (PAR) and teaching for social justice (TSJ). Much of this paper focuses on the influence of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire on both PAR and TSJ. Personal anecdotes with both PAR and TSJ from my twenty years of experience as a teacher educator/researcher in western Canada…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Teaching Methods, Social Justice
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Gardner, Morgan; McCann, Ann; Young, Elizabeth; Young, Allie; Brown, Linda; Myles, Carol – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This paper explores how a youth-adult team's partnership shaped their participatory action research (PAR) on youth engagement in educational change. Findings revealed that their experiences of partnership shaped their research by: 1) enhancing their relations with participants; 2) improving their capacity to navigate research complexities; 3)…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teamwork, Action Research, Participatory Research
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Hamel, Sonia – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
On 6 February 2008, a deliberative theatre experiment was held at the National Archives of Quebec. Inspired by the democratic virtues of public deliberation but preoccupied with its blind spots, Forum Theatre was used to initiate discussion about the social tensions between the homeless and other dwellers of public space in downtown Montreal.…
Descriptors: Translation, Educational Research, Communities of Practice, Theater Arts
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Ryan, Susan M.; Yuan, Susan J.; Karambelas, Alex M.; Lampugnale, Luke E.; Parrott, Bernard J.; Sagar, Cora E.; Terry, Taylor V. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2015
This article describes an undergraduate Participatory Action Research (PAR) course in which students with and without intellectual disabilities collaborated as co-researchers in order to explore various aspects of the university experience. The article describes the university course as well as presents results of the students' PAR projects. The…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Undergraduate Students, Participatory Research, Action Research
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Gardner, Morgan; Hammett, Roberta – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
Action research (AR) courses provide openings in higher education to engage students, schools and communities in democratic and socially just ways within the contexts of research, classroom learning and broader social interactions. Such opportunities are strengthened when instructors design AR courses with the goal of enabling students to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Higher Education, Social Justice, Democratic Values
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Ng-A-Fook, Nicholas; Radford, Linda; Yazdanian, Shenin; Norris, Tracy – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2013
Students are bombarded daily with print, visual, and digital media. Whether it is on a billboard, listening to an iPod on the way to school, or text messaging a friend during class, youth culture is hardwired into these multiple forms of communication technologies. Nonetheless, the daily life and respective experiences of students are often still…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Moral Development, Social Justice, Social Action