Culturally engaged research and facilitation: active development projects with small island cultures

Philip Hayward

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This paper outlines an approach to community-based research that I have developed along with my colleague Denis Crowdy and various postgraduate students at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. We have named this approach Culturally Engaged Research and Facilitation – initialised as CERF. We developed and deployed CERF in our interaction with communities on Norfolk Island, Lord Howe Island, the Whitsunday Islands and – as Dan Bendrups’s paper elsewhere in this volume discusses – Rapa Nui (Easter Island). While we have based CERF on interactions with small island cultures (hence my presentation at this conference) we also contend that, with modifications, it is more widely applicable. While we do not claim that there is anything particularly novel about individual elements of CERF, we would argue that our advocacy of it as a coherent approach is distinctive.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRefereed papers from the 1st international small island cultures conference
EditorsMike Evans
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherSICRI, the Small Islands Cultures Research Initiative
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventInternational Small Island Cultures Conference (1st : 2005) - Kagoshima, Japan
Duration: 7 Feb 200510 Feb 2005


ConferenceInternational Small Island Cultures Conference (1st : 2005)
CityKagoshima, Japan

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