I write this review of the book, Implementing Transformative Education with Participatory Action Research, for readers, writers, and novice and veteran researchers in various social sciences disciplines and educational landscapes. The book explores using Participatory Action Research (PAR) to implement transformative education. The book argues that PAR can be used to create contextualized, sustainable, and student-centered learning environments. It offers invaluable insights from experts who have actively worked on innovative approaches to school transformation. The book also provides practical guidance and research-based strategies to help scholars effectively navigate challenges and implement transformative education. Overall, the book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about PAR and transformative education. I would highly recommend it to readers looking for ways to use research to positively impact their community of practices.


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Author Bio(s)

Niroj Dahal (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7646-1186), serves as a lecturer at Kathmandu University School of Education under the Department of STEAM Education. His research interests include ICT in education, qualitative research—action research, participatory action research, appreciative inquiry, arts-based inquiry, autoethnography, narrative inquiry, case study, content analysis, critical ethnography, critical social theories inquiry, decolonizing methodologies, decolonizing autoethnography, thematic analysis, narrative analysis, and collaborative inquiry (among others), mathematics education, open, distance & e-learning, STEAM education, research and development, and ICT & e-Research. Mr. Dahal has been teaching graduate and undergraduate students for over a decade. He has also been continuously taking part and presenting his research and practices in more than a dozen plus national and international conferences, workshops, and seminars. He has published articles, research notes, editorials, book reviews, and book chapters in various national and international journals and publication presses in ICT, qualitative research, education in general and mathematics education, and STEAM education. He may be contacted by e-mail at niroj@kusoed.edu.np.


I am deeply grateful to the Rupantaran project at the Kathmandu University School of Education (KUSOED), Nepal, for funding this review under Grant number NORHAD 2017-2023. This funding has been essential, and I am confident that it will help me make significant contributions to my field.

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