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  • URBAN Sessions at ASA and SSSP

    The URBAN scholar-activist network’s publications committee has drafted guidelines to aid editors and reviewers of sociological journals and conference papers in assessing community- based research submissions. The guidelines are also intended to support community-based researchers who are presenting studies for critical reviews. Members of the URBAN publications committee will present these guidelines for discussion at ...

  • New Book on Social Justice Education and PAR

    Active Learning: Social Justice Education and Participatory Action Research examines a participatory action research (PAR) project led by young people as a teaching and learning approach with implications for pedagogy, schools, educational policy and education reform and transformation.  This book was written by Dana E. Wright and published by Routledge in March 2015. In the PAR project explored ...

  • Highlights from National URBAN Conference

    On April 30th and May 1st, the first national URBAN gathering took place at UMASS Boston. Forty-five scholars from across the country gathered for a 2-day working conference on “Collaborative Research for Equity and Action in Education.” Funded by a grant from the American Educational Research Association, the conference was designed to bring together scholars ...

  • Collaborative Research Seed Grants

    With the generous support of the Edward W. Hazen Foundation (a private foundation which is committed to supporting organizing and leadership of young people and communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class), URBAN.Boston is pleased to announce the availability of seed funding to help incubate an education-related collaborative research project ...

  • Civic Engagement, Civic Development, and Higher Education

    How can colleges and universities build capacity for civic engagement and civic development? Previous monographs in the Civic Series have examined various ways of achieving this purpose—strengthening student learning, involving the faculty, and establishing campus-community partnerships. Civic Engagement, Civic Development, and Higher Education, the fourth in the series, focuses on the instrumental role of leadership ...

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