Can participatory action research (PAR) democratize research, knowledge, and schooling? Experiences from the global South and North

Gary L. Anderson

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This introduction provides background for the five articles in this special issue. It briefly describes the current neoliberal context within which PAR seeks to democratize knowledge and the ways PAR attempts to push traditional research epistemologies and methodologies toward more participatory stances. It also provides an overview of the five articles which includes two articles on PAR in the global South where PAR has its origins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-431
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 28 2017



  • Global South
  • action research
  • participatory action research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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