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Dialogue to Deliberation: Expanding the Empowerment Education Model

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Abstract:

Objective : To explore the importance of a theoretical framework, the Empowerment education model (EEM), that can be used in participatory research. A deliberative project in one community in eastern Kentucky exemplifies the use of the EEM in participatory research.

Methods : Research techniques include surveys, focus groups, community forums, and photovoice.

Results : This project presents preliminary evidence that participatory projects might benefit if the dialogue phase of the EEM is followed by a deliberative phase.

Conclusion : The theoretical underpinnings of the EEM could be expanded to include dialogue and deliberation in participatory efforts.

Keywords: deliberation; dialogue; empowerment; health education theory; participatory action research

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5993/AJHB.33.1.3

Affiliations: 1 The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Community Health Sciences, Hattiesburg, MS.

Publication date: 2009-01-01

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