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Springs of Participation

Edited By Karen Brock,Jethro Pettit
ISBN: 9781853396472
This book brings together the experiences and reflections of a group of practitioners of participatory methodologies, who work in diverse situations and countries, in order that both academics and practitioners can themselves learn how to develop effective and sustainable new methods.

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  • Synopsis
    Learning from others in the form of fusion and adaptation of existing tools and approaches is very much part of evolving new participatory methods, and is a key component of the process of creating fresh approaches to new challenges. Springs of Participation brings together the experiences and reflections of a group of practitioners of participatory methodologies, who work in diverse situations and countries, in order that both academics and practitioners can themselves learn how to develop effective and sustainable new methods. This book discusses a wide and rich range of participatory methods. The first part of the book focuses on Reflect and the Internal Learning System (ILS). Both have evolved considerably over a number of years. In the second part of the book, the authors reflect on what enables and constrains creativity, adaptation, and innovation, using examples of many different methodologies to illustrate their discussions. These reflections come from two broad perspectives: from innovators who have all worked principally as independent development consultants and advisors, and from researchers. These two common positions in the world of development and aid give rise to different challenges in creating and using participatory methodologies.
  • Table of Contents
    Prelims (Contents, About the Authors, Glossary of participatory methods and tools discussed in this book, List of acronyms, List of figures, tables and boxes)
    1. Introduction
    Karen Brock, Jethro Pettit
    2. Seeds of success are seeds for potential failure: learning from the evolution of Reflect
    David Archer
    3. Training and facilitation: the propellers of participatory methodologies
    Maria Nandago
    4. Can an international NGO practise what it preaches in participation? The case of ActionAid International
    Kate Newman
    5. It’s not just about the pictures! It’s also about principles, process and power: tensions in the development of the Internal Learning System
    Helzi Noponen
    6. Steering the boat of life with the Internal Learning System: the oar of learning
    D. Narendranath
    7.Evolution of the Internal Learning System: a case study of the New Entity for Social Action
    Sundaram Nagasundari
    8. Road to the foot of the mountain, but reaching for the sun: PALS adventures and challenges
    Linda Mayoux
    9. Keeping the art of participation bubbling: some reflections on what stimulates creativity in using participatory methods
    Dee Jupp
    10. HIV and AIDS, the global tsunami: the role of Stepping Stones as one participatory approach to diminish its onslaught
    Alice Welbourn
    11. Using numerical data from participatory research to support the Millennium Development Goals: the case for locally owned information systems
    Sarah Levy
    12. Participatory village poverty reduction planning and index-based poverty mapping in China
    Joe Remenyi
    13. Navigating the trade-offs in the use of participatory approaches for research
    Carlos Barahona, Dee Jupp, Helzi Noponen, Alice Welbourn
    14. Creating, evolving and supporting participatory methodologies: lessons for funders and innovators
    Robert Chambers
    Back matter (Endnotes, References, Index)
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    Editor Karen Brock,Jethro Pettit
    Number of Pages 232
    Format Paperback / softback