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Stack, Michelle; Wang, Fei – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
In this paper, we analyze a PhotoVoice project -- the Belonging Project that included 22 youth co-researchers and three researchers from the University of British Columbia. The project focused on concepts of belonging and exclusion and resulted in recommendations to a school district in Canada, a photo exhibit, and two of the co-researchers being…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, School Districts, Exhibits
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Jacobs, Steven Darryl – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
Action research is a type of research which is conducted with research participants rather than on participants. This premise democratizes research, resulting in transformative potential, while addressing issues such as power and hierarchy which are present in traditional positivist research approaches, allowing those affected by the research to…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Social Science Research, Educational Research
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Ibáñez-Carrasco, Francisco; Terpstra, Alex; Rourke, Sean; Yamamoto, Aiko; Carusone, Soo Chan; Boltzer-Turje, Rosalind; McDougall, Patrick; Medina, Claudia; O'Brien, Kelly; Worthington, Catherine – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2018
About 50% of people living with HIV will develop HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND) during their lifetime, and we know that cognitive issues are a concern for people living with HIV. However, limited information exists regarding how HAND is managed and coped with, or how cognitive issues are discussed with others, including health care…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Neurological Impairments, Experience
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Beaulieu, Rodney – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Action research is a growing tradition for improving teachers' practice and students' learning outcomes, and it draws from a variety of methods for collecting and analysing data. In this article, phenomenography is proposed as an innovative approach for enhancing action research. With an emphasis on mapping variations on students' experience,…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Action Research, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Briscoe, Patricia – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
This action research reports on a three-year collaborative learning process among three teachers. We used current literature and a critical reflection framework to understand why our teaching approaches were not resulting in increased student learning. This allowed us to examine our previously unrecognized and uninterrupted--and often,…
Descriptors: Reflection, Action Research, Inquiry, Models
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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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McCall, Jane; Mollison, Ashley; Browne, Annette; Parker, Joanne; Pauly, Bernie – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
The study explored cultural safety as a strategy to address the stigma of substance use in acute care settings. Two research team members took on the role of knowledge brokers (KBs) in order to liaise between the research team and two distinct research advisory groups: one with people who use drugs and the other nurses. The KBs were instrumental…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Cultural Awareness, Safety, Drug Use
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Mogadime, Dolana; O'Sullivan, Michael – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2017
Forty percent of Portuguese and Spanish speaking students in Toronto do not complete high school (Brown, 2006). This daunting statistic motivated Pueblito Canada, a Toronto-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) committed to Latino-Hispanic children, to initiate collaboration with the local Hispanic Development Council, a community activist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Minority Group Students, Spanish
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Gardner, Morgan; Brown, Linda; Young, Elizabeth; Young, Allie; McCann, Ann; Myles, Carol – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
Participatory action research (PAR) lacks concerted attention to what makes youth-adult teams feel like genuine partners. This paper explores our youth-adult PAR team's experience of what made us feel like partners during our five-year study of youth voice in educational change. Our findings reveal that we felt like research partners when our…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Educational Change, Social Change
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Chesnay, Catherine T. – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
An emerging literature has been building bridges between poststructuralism and participatory action research, highlighting the latter's potential for transformative action. Using examples from participative action research projects with incarcerated or previously incarcerated women, this article discusses how participatory action research is a…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Feminism, Females
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Peterson, Shelly Stagg; Horton, Laura; Restoule, Jean Paul – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2016
In this paper we propose that collaborative action research values, goals and practices have much in common with guiding principles for conducting research with educators and community members in First Nation, Inuit and Metis communities, as outlined in the Task Force on Aboriginal Languages and Cultures on Aboriginal Languages and Cultures'…
Descriptors: Action Research, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Educational Research
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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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Lorenzetti, Liza; Walsh, Christine Ann – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 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…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Feminism, Theories
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Darroch, Francine; Giles, Audrey – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
Within Canada, community-based participatory research (CBPR) has become the dominant methodology for scholars who conduct health research with Aboriginal communities. While CBPR has become understood as a methodology that can lead to more equitable relations of power between Aboriginal community members and researchers, it is not a panacea. In…
Descriptors: Feminism, Participatory Research, Foreign Countries, Power Structure
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Taylor, Maurice; Taschereau, Suzanne – Canadian Journal of Action Research, 2014
This pan Canadian participatory action research project involved faculty and managers in twelve Canadian colleges and institutes, nine employers, and 1300 students and workers in examining exemplary practice in essential skills as a way of catalyzing system change. Multiple sources of data were used in the three year project and key findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Action Research, Colleges, College Students
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