Vol 3 (2010)

Welcome to the third volume of Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, a joint initiative of the Shopfront at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and the Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL) at Loyola University, Chicago. This volume demonstrates the rich diversity of the work being undertaken in the area of community engagement as well as the ongoing reflection that accompanies such work. Included are articles that examine the challenges and opportunities of methodological practices such as participatory action research (PAR), while others explore the complex nature of engaged work ‘at the coalface’. Questions are raised about the various players in community-university engagement; in particular a number of articles examine the role of universities as ‘agents of change’ or intermediaries, capable of harnessing partnerships and public participation for positive action. Also explored are issues around the compatibility of learning from community-engagement versus traditional educational approaches in tertiary institutions.

Table of Contents

Research articles (Refereed)

A framework for entry: PAR values and engagement strategies in community research PDF
Joanna Ochocka, Elin Moorlag, Rich Janzen 1-19
Working together: A methodological case study of 'engaged scholarship' PDF
Michael Cuthill 20-37
The complexity of collaboration: Opportunities and challenges in contracted research Untitled () PDF
Marion Bowl, Liz Tully, Jennifer Leahy 38-54
Fostering resilience: Empowering rural communities in the face of hardship PDF
Darryl Maybery, Rod Pope, Gene Hodgins, Yvonne Hitchenor 55-69
Quality partnerships: The community stakeholders' view PDF
Vhonani Netshandama 70-87
Transformative education: Pathways to identity, independence and hope PDF
Peter Howard, Jude Butcher, Luke Egan 88-103
Who organises the community? The university as an intermediary actor PDF
Oliver Fehren 104-119
A holistic educational paradigm: Managing coastal resources in the Philippines PDF
Paul Watts, Eduardo Macose, Eusebio Angara, Marivic Pajaro 120-138
A compatible partnership? Student-community engagement and traditional university education PDF
Tom Bourner 139-154

Practice-based articles (Non-refereed)

Community 21: Digital toolbox for sustainable communities PDF
Nick Gant, Teresa Gittins 155-170
Rediscovering community: Interethnic relationships and community gardening PDF
August John Hoffman, Julie Wallach, Eduardo Sanchez 171-184


Participatory action research approaches and methods PDF
Nancy Gibson 185-186
Revolutionizing education: Youth participatory action research in motion PDF
Katie Richards-Schuster 187-189