• Item #A813
  • ISBN: 0-945257-81-3
  • Copyright 1997
  • 281 pp.
  • Form: Paperback
  • Also available in: Hardback, $41.95
  • Price: $21.95

Nurtured by Knowledge

Learning by doing participatory action-research

By Dennis G. Willms, Susan E. Smith, Susan E. Smith, Nancy A. Johnson and Susan E. Smith


This book examines the frustrations and limitations of conventional Western academic research on social change and describes the struggle to fashion a new approach based on the principle that people have a universal right to participate in the production of knowledge that directly affects their lives. The heart of the book is a series of case studies of participatory action-research (PAR) attempted in such diverse places as Canada, India, Africa, and Latin America.

What People are Saying...

....a celebration of the human potential to imagine, learn and create.

Paulo Freire, Brazil

....provides us with rich details about doing participatory action-research .... an intimate work that must be read over and over again.

Bud Hall, OISE, University of Toronto, Canada