|ISBN-13:||9781550585629||Format:||Print on Demand|
|Publisher:||UVIC Publishing Services||Published:||August 1st 2015|
This volume is the most comprehensive and up-to-date international analysis of community research partnerships available to date. The book extends the pioneering leadership of the UNESCO Co-Chairs in Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education who for the past four decades have advanced participatory research with the aim of empowering marginalized people.
The volume presents the first-ever global survey on the topic and 12 country case studies written by leading academics and practitioners from around the world. Communicating insights from both the Global South and North, the authors describe and explain global trends, challenges and effective approaches. A source of both inspiration and practical guidance, it is must reading for national policy-makers, university officials and professors, and civil society practitioners.
The authors offer persuasive evidence that university community research partnerships can be a path to high quality research and also to producing knowledge with the power to address societal challenges and inequities.
A distinctive strength is presentation of a new framework for institutionalizing community university research partnership, with four components: policy, infrastructure, mainstreaming in teaching and research, and accessibility.Robert M. Hollister