April 2013: Oral History & Participatory Action Research

Monday, April 1, 2013
1:00-2:15 PM EST

Co-facilitators:
*Amy Starecheski, Associate Director, Oral History MA Program, Columbia University; Practitioner Support Network Working Group
*Alexander Freund, Associate Professor of History and Chair in German-Canadian Studies, The University of Winnipeg; Co-Director, UW Oral History Centre

Participatory action research provides a framework for co-research linked to action goals in the real world, using research to try to make changes that are important to the researchers. In participatory action research, collective inquiry is seen as inseparable from social action – understanding the world and changing it are linked.  This Practitioner Support Network call will look to the tradition of participatory action research, seeking new insights into how to use oral history for social change.

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