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 Keller, J. G., Miller, C., LasDulce, C., & Wohrle, R. G. (2021). Using a community-based participatory research model to encourage parental involvement in their children’s schools. Children & Schools43(3), 149–158. https://doi.org/10.1093/cs/cdab015  

 The article takes a participatory action approach. The text lists 7 criteria for participatory action research. How does the project described in the article you selected meet these 7 criteria?

  1. Social phenomena are influenced by macro-level social influences.
  2. Social structures and dynamics are contextualized by history
  3. Theory and practice are simultaneously engaged.
  4. Dialogue between the subject and the object is transformed into a single subject–subject
  5. Research and action become a single process
  6. Community and researcher produce knowledge together for social transformation
  7. Research results should be immediately applied to a concrete state of affairs.