[PAST EVENT] Participatory Action Research: Centering Community from Start to Finish

October 18, 2022
12pm - 1pm
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Faculty Research Brown Bag

Join the School of Education for our first Faculty Research Brown Bag of the 2022-2023 academic year, featuring Assistant Professor Janise Parker presenting "Participatory Action Research: Centering Community from Start to Finish."

Participatory action research involves a structured process of employing applied research to assist communities with improving their practices and addressing everyday challenges. Using the scientific method of “fact-finding”, action research is intended to be emancipatory in nature with the goal of responding to the needs of marginalized populations through social justice-orientated work. Action research is also executed in a collaborative manner, such as practitioners, community members, and university professors forming strategic partnerships to meet the identified needs. This presentation will review the process of action research and detail two case studies based on the presenter’s collaborative work alongside school-based mental health providers. Specific attention will be geared toward reviewing how university-practitioner partnerships can result in the development and implementation of empirically supported interventions for supporting youth, families, and school-mental health providers who are marginalized in K-12 school settings.

Each month, the School of Education hosts an informal conversation highlighting the research of a faculty member. Watch recordings of our previous talks on our Brown Bag Series webpage.


Erica Carter, [[emcarter, emcarter@wm.edu]]