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PAR compared to Traditional Research

  • For traditional research, the person doing it is usually a person not affected by the problem

  • For PAR, the person doing the research is affected by the issues, and knows about the how the problem affects a certain community

  • traditional, the person doing the research is doing it for themselves and not for anyone else.

  • For PAR, the information collected is most likely for themselves and others so that they can use it to make a change or destroy that problem.

  • For traditional, the methods used are usually looking at back data (data from previous researchers), data gathered themselves and analysis of the data.

  • For PAR, most of the data is the same as traditional, PAR researcher look at previous data analyze it and gather data. However, when the PAR researcher collects data they collect data from shadowing the problem, or being right at the core of the problem.

  • goals of PAR is to gain insightful data that can stop the problem or at least help it

  • traditional creates data that will help others but, is used for History



CBO Sites

Fenway High School

  • their way of preparing their students was by separating the school into three groups (crossroads, phoenix, and omega) so that each group was like a little school and could communicate easier and learn in smaller classes.

Concord Academy

  • For Concord Academy, the fact that it was a boarding school gave students the chance to feel as if they were already in college, also they could feel like a family since the majority of students were boarding.

  • Concord Academy had a wide range of courses that were available to students, so students could pursue in their choice of career even earlier than college.

Brookline High School

  • Brookline High prepared their students with freedom. One example was the fact that they have no bells, teachers could dismiss students earlier and students could do whatever they please with that free time.

  • the relationships between teachers and students were extremely close

  • wide range of courses and programs gave students the chance to be active all year and also choose courses that could help them in college or fulfill their curiosity.

GIS- Geographic Information Systems

  • it uses geography as the primary organizer to measure and compare many things or other social forces.
  • GIS is a tool that human geographers use to represent different social issues in society. It is a technique or method of organizing data geographically to explore or reveal patterns or trends
  • Needed to collect information on the differences
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