Dialogue to Deliberation: Expanding the Empowerment Education Model
Community Health Sciences
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.
American Journal of Health Behavior
Downey, L. H.,
(2009). Dialogue to Deliberation: Expanding the Empowerment Education Model. American Journal of Health Behavior, 33(1), 26-36.
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