Community-Based Action Research and Adolescent Development: Commentary
|•||increase the likelihood of community action by increasing the community's interest and investment in the research process;|
|•||contribute to more enlightened policies and program planning;|
|•||provide an opportunity for educating citizens, practitioners, and researchers; and|
|•||contribute to broadening our understanding of adolescents and their contexts of development.|
In this chapter, I briefly comment on each of these points by providing additional examples and pointing out some of the strengths and limitations of Small's approach. I also discuss some findings from the TAP, and comment on the opportunities and challenges this approach provides in contributing to our knowledge of communities and their effects on adolescent development.