Title

Dialogue to Deliberation: Expanding the Empowerment Education Model

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2009

Department

Community Health Sciences

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.

Publication Title

American Journal of Health Behavior

Volume

33

Issue

1

First Page

26

Last Page

36