This paper reflects on the experience of using participatory action research (PAR) in a formal, non-formal and informal setting. The paper outlines key tenets of action research and provides a letter review of the literature concerning the use of PAR in youth research. Drawing on three case studies, we provide an honest account of some of the realities involved in realizing the promise of participatory action research in practice. The central focus is on how to do it in practice, the challenges of doing so are discussed in action research.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Discourse. Journal of Childhood and Adolescence Research|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2019|
- Department of Behavioural and Social Sciences - Professor of Childhood Youth and Participatory Practice
- School of Human and Health Sciences
- Centre for Applied Childhood, Youth and Family Research - Director
Percy-Smith, B., Cuconato, M., Reutlinger, C., & Thomas, N. P. (2019). Action research with young people: possibilities and ‘messy realities’. Discourse. Journal of Childhood and Adolescence Research, 2019(3), 255-270. https://doi.org/10.3224/diskurs.v14i3.02