Dialogue to Deliberation: Expanding the Empowerment Education Model
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.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1 The University of Southern Mississippi, Department of Community Health Sciences, Hattiesburg, MS.
Publication date: 2009-01-01
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