Course Descriptions

HS 323F — Participatory Action Research

Meets for one-half semester and yields half-course credit.

Participatory Action Research (PAR) with its inherent emphasis on equalizing power relationships between the researcher and the researched emphasizes the importance of respecting the situated knowledge of research participants. It is large based in Paulo Freire's pedagogical framework for liberatory education which seeks to help marginalized peoples to empower themselves through research and knowledge production for the purposes of political action. Usually offered every second year.