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South Asian Education Policy, Research, and Practice

Participatory Action Research and Educational Development

South Asian Perspectives

Editors: Kidwai, H., Iyengar, R., WITENSTEIN, M., Byker, E.J., Setty, R. (Eds.)

  • Examines how Participatory Action Research (PAR) is currently being understood and practiced among the diverse communities of education practitioners and policymakers in South Asia
  • Brings together assortment of authors from the field of education and participatory development, representing strong believers in participatory approaches in research, extension, and development, as well as skeptics
  • Offers a combined focus on PAR, education, and South Asia drawing from the socio-cultural approach to policy analysis
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About this book

This volume brings together diverse thinkers and practitioners on Participatory Action Research (PAR) and educational development in South Asia. Contributors draw from their research and field experiences on how PAR is currently being understood, theorized, debated, and implemented for education of children in South Asia. This book will act as a key reference text for academics, students, and practitioners interested in the intersection of education and participatory development in the region. The book opens a constructive debate on PAR approaches to education and proposes a reflective framework that allows the reader to develop their perspectives about the conceptual, methodological, and sociopolitical potential and limitations of participatory approaches.

About the authors

Huma Kidwai is an education consultant with the World Bank’s Sub-Saharan Africa Division (Education–Global Practices). She holds an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.

Radhika Iyengar is Director of Education for the Millennium Villages Project (MVP), Center for Globalization and Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA.
Matthew A. Witenstein is Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Education at University of Redlands, USA, where he helps coordinate the doctoral program.
Erik Jon Byker is Assistant Professor in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA.
Rohit Setty is a recent United States–India Educational Foundation Fulbright–Nehru Fellow with the National Council of Educational Research and Training’s Regional Institute of Education, Mysore, India, and a graduate of the University of Michigan, USA.

Reviews

“This is a valuable contribution and will be of interest to all concerned with the practice and theory of Participatory Action Research. Its firm empirical grounding, combined with the rich diversity of the contributions makes it a treasure trove for practitioners and others, both in South Asia and internationally.” (Robert Chambers, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK)

“Thought-provoking and accessible, this book challenges the taken-for-granted approaches to restructuring education by positioning practice as vitally informing policy, and by effectively demonstrating how perspectives from research and practice can be combined.” (Amita Gupta, School of Education, The City College of New York, USA)

“This book is a welcome addition to the hitherto slender collection of research material in contrast to conventional research methods. Combining research with field-based observation, the book is an important key reference for studies related to an interface between education and participatory development in South Asia.” (Mondira Dutta, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India) 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Participatory Action Research and Education—Key Approaches and Debates

    Kidwai, Huma (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Chapter 1 Defining PAR to Refine PAR: Theorizing Participatory Action Research in South Asian Educational Contexts

    Setty, Rohit (et al.)

    Pages 13-47

  • Chapter 2 Utilizing “a Version of PAR” to Explore Children’s Voices on Inclusion: The Case of Two Primary Schools in Bangladesh

    Mahbub, Tahiya

    Pages 49-74

  • Chapter 3 The ASER “Translating Policy into Practice” Toolkit: From Participatory Action Research to Evidence-Based Action

    Bhattacharjea, Suman (et al.)

    Pages 75-96

  • Chapter 4 Northern Province Education System in Sri Lanka: Participatory Review, Recommendation, Implementation, and Monitoring

    Pathmarajah, Meera (et al.)

    Pages 97-127

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eBook $79.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Participatory Action Research and Educational Development
Book Subtitle
South Asian Perspectives
Editors
  • Huma Kidwai
  • Radhika Iyengar
  • MATTHEW WITENSTEIN
  • Erik Jon Byker
  • Rohit Setty
Series Title
South Asian Education Policy, Research, and Practice
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-48905-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-48905-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-48904-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 290
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