PLA 38: Participatory Processes in the North
This edition of PLA Notes has a special section which presents a variety of case studies where participatory techniques have been used. The key linkage between them is that their location is in the 'North' (for the purposes of the PLA Notes, this is defined as membership in the OECD).
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Guest Editors: Charlotte Flower, Paul Mincher and Susan Rimkus
Participatory approaches have been increasingly adopted in northern countries, influenced by the long history of participatory practice in the South.
This issue pulls together a wide range of case studies where such techniques have been used. Examples include using participatory practice with drug users in Norway and in the UK, projects on urban planning in Japan and community development in Scotland and Ireland, adaptating REFLECT for work with immigrant women of Calgary, Canada, worker-led participatory evaluations in the USA, participatory video in the UK and participatory monitoring of an extension project in Australia.
This issue also includes a review of the Francophone Exchange for participatory practitioners (April 2000), as well as two articles on general PLA topics.
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Participatory learning and action or participatory acting?
Thackwray Driver and Axel Kravatzky
Participatory processes in the North
Overview - participatory processes in the North
Charlotte Flower, Paul Mincher and Susan Rimkus
The use of the qualitative research methodology tool 'Participatory Appraisal' with mental health service users, as a method of consultation and community capacity building
Jeanne Nicholls and Katie Watson
The most significant change approach for monitoring an Australian extension project
Jessica Dart,Geoff Dysdale, David Cole and Mark Saddington,
Participatory planning in Northern Ireland: the 'learning community' approach
Rachel Naylor, Nick Mack and Lesley Baillie
Community documentaries and participatory video
Sowing seeds of sustainability with Duthchas
Sine Gillespie, MegTelfer and Vanessa Halhead
REFLECT in Canada: Pebbles in the Sand
Worker-led participatory research and evaluation: lessons from the real world. Reflections of the SREPP participants
Anne K. Eckman, Tom McQuiston and Tobi MaeLippin
A seven year northern training journey
Feedback: Using participatory research techniques to investigate local notions of malaria in a Nigerian community – focus on field-workers’ conduct and behaviour
C. O. Izugbara with a response from Somesh Kumar
Tips for Trainers: Team formation: poker style