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Cis2009 Pbrg.Doc


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Cis2009 Pbrg.Doc

  1. 1. Conducting community-based research on Paseo Boricua
  2. 2. Laura Ruth Johnson, Assistant Professor, Educational Technology, Research and Assessment College of Education Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL Graduate students Anne Almburg, Literacy education Chia-Pao Hsu, Instructional technology/Research Colleen Stribling, Literacy/Adult education Douglas Muir, Adult and higher education Iva Angelova, Adult and higher education Michelle Pickett, Adult and higher education Presenters
  3. 3. Key findings <ul><ul><ul><li>Initial reflections/reactions to community </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiating researcher role; Insider/outsider roles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Developing reciprocal research relationships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What next? How to use/apply research </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Initial reflections <ul><li>Reactions to community/parade </li></ul><ul><li>Challenged notions of and assumptions about community </li></ul><ul><li>Opened up to new experiences </li></ul>
  5. 5. Negotiating researcher role <ul><li>Students described the need to “earn the right” to be a researcher in this community </li></ul><ul><li>Insider/outsider roles </li></ul><ul><li>At the same time, community receptive to research/ers </li></ul>
  6. 6. Building reciprocal research relationships <ul><li>Participating/volunteering at events </li></ul><ul><li>Developing research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Building collaborative relationships with community and across programs </li></ul>
  7. 7. What next? <ul><li>Long term research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Local press </li></ul><ul><li>Presented at Center for Urban Ethnography Forum in Philadelphia (Feb 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Present at 2009 Community as Intellectual Space conference </li></ul><ul><li>Publish articles in journals </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Many thanks and appreciation . . . </li></ul><ul><li>The community and Puerto Rican Cultural Center </li></ul><ul><li>Students and presenters </li></ul><ul><li>Our audience </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>