Participatory Action Research (PAR): An Epistemology to Examine Purposes of Education

January 29, 2014    12:00-1:30 PM (Eastern)


        Patricia Krueger-Henney      
Assistant Professor
Department of Leadership in Education
Program of Leadership in Urban Schools
University of Massachusetts Boston


About this Session:

This webinar will introduce Participatory Action Research (PAR) as an epistemology by highlighting some of its historical groundings, philosophical underpinnings, and current methodological trends. The presenter will then discuss key moments of one of her own PAR projects, which invited New York City public high school students to serve as both research architects and participants in a participatory mapping project that visually documented the purposes of education. Webinar participants will have the opportunity to advance their ideas for new and ongoing PAR projects, discuss the conditions for building participatory and mutually benefiting research collaborations, and consider the logics of PAR to apply them to different educational settings.


About the Presenter:

1 Krueger-HenneyPatricia Krueger-Henney’s research follows mixed-method designs to examine educational policies in urban school systems.  She has authored journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers outlining how youth-centered visual narratives situate purposes of education as embodied and spatialized knowledges. Prior to joining the University of Massachusetts Boston, Krueger-Henney was a faculty member of various teacher education programs and also taught social studies in New York City public high schools. In addition, she is a member and consultant for The Public Science Project at The CUNY Graduate Center, editorial reviewer for peer-reviewed educational journals, and serves on the advisory board for SPARK, a graduate teacher education program at Keene State College in New Hampshire.  Krueger-Henney earned her PhD in Urban Education from The Graduate Center at The City University of New York.

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