THE RESEARCH

PAR CYCLE OF INVESTIGATION

“Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferals of information.”
Paulo Friere, Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Created by Clara Waloff for El Puente Global Justice Institute, 2014.
Created by Clara Waloff for El Puente Global Justice Institute, 2014.

BEAT Global utilizes the Participatory Action Research (PAR) method which conveys qualitative program assessments based on Paulo Freire’s seminal work, Pedagogy of the Oppressed. By placing the voices and direct feedback of the students and teachers at the forefront, we assess the effectiveness of our programs based on the direct experience of participants. This not only contributes to our understanding of program impact, but also encourages youth to be critically engaged in their own learning process. In this sense, PAR is about cultivating a profound sense of self-awareness and agency within one's education.