An SPF Social Publisher is...
one who publishes online practice-based knowledge and products representing the following:
- a practitioner, a preservice practitioner, or a participatory action researcher who is concerned with improving practices in the fields of education and other core human services, such as health care and youth and family services. Practitioner-researcher is defined as practitioners who conduct research by themselves or with a collaborator(s). Collaborators include colleagues and supervisors in the work place as well as current or prior academic advisers.
- community-based and neighborhood initiatives involving collaborative action research and/or participatory research in which community members are co-equals with professional practitioners, including researchers, in a collaborative effort to address a community or neighborhood issue.
- community-based or school-based youth participatory action research (YPAR) initiatives, including adults working with YPAR as consultants or supervising school staff (e.g., teachers, school counselors, site administrators).
- a practitioner, a preservice practitioner, or a participatory action researcher who wants to become a member of a unique global network that is contributing to equitable and just social progress in the development of individuals, families, communities, and societies.
- a practitioner, a preservice practitioner, or a participatory action researcher who wants to conduct or has conducted high quality practice-based research through which she or he wants to develop or has developed useful knowledge and products that can benefit other people's lives and practices.
- a practitioner, a preservice practitioner, or a participatory action researcher whose first concern is not to make profit, but to add real value to other people's lives and practices. He or she remains the owner of his/her knowledge and products, but is willing to share them for free with practitioners around the world. More information about copyrights is provided in Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-SA).
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