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  • The Theory of Participatory Action Research

    This course provides an introduction to the theory of participatory action research and more generally to competing ideas about the uses of social research to promote social change. Students will explore the epistemological foundation for action research, knowledge generation in action research, the role of the “friendly outsider,” action science and organizational learning, participatory evaluation ...

  • One Activist Intellectual’s Experience in Surviving and Transforming the Academy

    My survival in higher education has its roots in the connections between my lived experience as the immigrant son of farm worker parents and the lessons learned in overcoming systemic obstacles as a community organizer and intellectual activist. Whenever the road in academia got rough I had to face another hurdle, I always remembered the ...

  • Studying the Struggle: Contexts for Learning and Identity Development for Urban Youth

    Activism and organizing can be a fertile subject matter for young people to study. This article presents a case study of a summer seminar in which urban high school students examined the historical struggle for educational justice in their communities. Adopting a “communities of practice” approach to learning, the article documents the changing participation of ...

  • Becoming Critical Public Historians: Students Study Diversity and Access in Post “Brown v. Board” Los Angeles

    Anniversaries of major historical events, such as the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Brown v. Board of Education, provide social studies teachers with the opportunity to connect their classroom study to broader public conversations about the event and its significance. This article reports on the one such effort – an intensive five ...

  • Beyond the Ivory Tower: Research And Community Organizing For School Reform

    Prepared for the 2005 conference of the American Educational Research Association, this readers theater presentation explains the use of research and community organizing to change the landscape of educational politics. Read more here. Author(s): Julie Flapan Joanna Goode Mary Johnson Julie Mendoza Jeannie Oakes Yvonne Paul Michelle Renée John Rogers Luis Sanchez Publication Date: 2005   Image from presentation by the authors 

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