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Inclusive practices

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In this section, we will be focusing on practices which support inclusive programming.

Through examples, we will introduce three methods: community-based inventorying, community-based research and oral history. Community-based inventorying is a community-led process of identifying, naming, documenting and representing a group’s own living heritage.

Community-based research is a methodological practice which places community first. The research is carried out ‘with,’ and not ‘on’ or ‘about’ communities. Community-based research is change orientated and promotes social change.

Oral history takes many forms, but one of its most powerful elements is its use of storytelling or narrative, led by the respondent or participants rather than processes that are only driven by the researcher.

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