Editorial: Immersions: learning about poverty face-to-face (PLA 57)

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Published: December 2007
Participatory Learning and Action
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Participatory Learning and Action 57 Immersions: learning about poverty face-to-face

Journal article in: PLA 57. Guest editors: Izzy Birch, Raffaella Catani with Robert Chambers. For the full table of contents please click on ‘More information’ above.

This issue is a timely reflection of an emerging trend in development practice. It draws together the richness of immersion experience to: reflect diverse experiences of immersions; identify the challenges and opportunities presented by immersions; begin to explore their impacts; and inspire people to have immersions, and help make them a regular practice for development professionals.

Keywords: immersions, reality checks, policy, poverty.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See: www.planotes.org