Phil Nyden, professor of sociology and director, Center for Urban Research and Learning, Loyola University, Chicago
"Everyone in higher education interested in promoting its civic
mission will gain from this seminal exploration of community–based
research. The book not only illuminates best practice, it addresses the
larger questions of why and how to transform higher education."
Elizabeth L. Hollander, executive director, Campus Compact
"This groundbreaking book clarifies the conceptualization and nuances,
rewards and challenges, of community–based research. Exhaustive examples, drawn from the authors′ work with many multicultural communities, and compelling justifications will appeal to novices and veterans, practitioners and theorists. This is the book on community–based research, and an excellent text for courses involving students in research with communities."
Jeffrey Howard, assistant director, Academic Service–Learning, and editor, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, University of Michigan
"In a knowledge–based society attention must be paid to social justice. The concerned faculty writing this book do just that and demonstrate how. The resurgence of community–based research championed here could be the beginning of a major epistemological shift in the way we think about and organize the interaction between academic knowledge and community lifescholarship of engagement at its best."
R. Eugene Rice, senior scholar, American Association for Higher Education
"I have waited for this book to fill the gap on my community methodology shelf, but it won′t be there very long as I will use it with my students, and share it with my colleagues who are developing community–based research in their service–learning classes."
Dwight E. Giles, Jr., professor of higher education administration, University of Massachusetts, Boston
About the Authors.
1. Origins and Principles of Community–Based Research.
2. Why Do Community–Based Research? Benefits and Principles of Successful Partnerships.
3. Community Partnership Practices.
4. Methodological Principles of Community–Based Research.
5. Research Practices in Community–Based Research.
6. Community–Based Research as a Teaching Strategy.
7. Teaching Community–Based Research: The Challenges.
8. Organizing for Community–Based Research: Principles and Models of Campus–Based Administrative Structures.
9. Managing Community–Based Research: Practical Matters.
10. A Look to the Future.