The Cambridge Handbook of Service Learning and Community Engagement by Corey Dolgon (Editor), Tania D. Mitchell (Editor), Timothy K. Eatman (Editor)
Reviewing The Public Professor by M.V. Lee Badgett, NYU Press, 2016.
The URBAN Network invites you for its first Webinar on Critical Participatory Research (CPAR)
When: February 3, 1:00 PM (MST)
Who: Ana Antunes, University of Utah
Julio Cammarota, Iowa State University
Ben Kirschner, University of Colorado
Chereta Madison, University of Colorado
Maria Torre, City University of New York
What: The Webinar will focus on defining CPAR and answering practical questions about utilizing the methodology.
This is a FREE event but registration is REQUIRED
Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/UahjZF4FBAHccjIS2
From Youth Organizers to Social Justice Activists? Experiences of Youth Organizers Transitioning to Adulthood documents the experiences of former youth organizers in Boston and identifies the ways in which they stay connected to social justice work as young adults. This report also discusses the challenges of staying connected to social justice work and recommends ways that youth organizing groups can help their alumni stay connected to social justice work as they transition into young adulthood.
This report is the product of a collaborative research partnership between the University of Massachusetts, Boston and three youth organizing groups in Boston: the Boston-area Youth Organizing Project (BYOP), Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project (REEP), and The City School. The UMass Boston team included five doctoral students that participated in the Practicum in Community-Based Research course offered in the Department of Public Policy. This course is taught by Prof. Mark Warren, chair of URBAN Boston and co-chair of national URBAN.
Scholars are increasingly expected to consider the wider public in their teaching and research activities, but with little to negative promotion incentive. In fact, finds Christopher Meyers, much of what academics do does not fit into the standard boxes of teaching, scholarship and service. Perhaps it’s time to replace these categories with a single holistic and qualitative standard: High quality teacher-scholars, wherein all of one’s professional activities are judged per their contribution to the academy’s mission of educating, advancing ideas, creating an intellectual environment, and bettering the lives of others.
Read the entire blog post here: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2014/04/09/public-scholarship-promotion-criteria/
Starting an Urban Research Based Action Network (URBAN) node gives you the opportunity to bring academics and community leaders together locally and be part of a national network where you can learn, share resources, and work together on the basis of common values. URBAN is building a new and exciting field of collaborative research committed to equity and social justice and you will have the opportunity to support and influence its development.
In advance of submitting an application, prospective nodes will learn about the work of URBAN and its existing nodes. Prospective node leaders work closely with local university and community stakeholders to determine if there is an interest in creating a node, what local challenges there are, and how node members might benefit from a joint research partnership.
Please see the full guidelines and application process.
Active Learning: Social Justice Education and Participatory Action Research
Dana Wright (Routledge)
This new book was published in Routledge’s Teaching/Learning Social Justice series. It is endorsed on the back cover by Mark Warren and Pedro Noguera and includes a forward by Lee Anne Bell.
Here is the table of contents and link to purchase the book: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138821712[routledge.com]
Active Learning 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. Continue reading
Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality
BEN KIRSHNER (NYU Press) ($27, paper).
The book is part of NYU’s Qualitative Studies in Psychology series. See below for a blurb. It is available for order from NYU Press[nyupress.org] or other fine stores.
This is what democracy looks like: Youth organizers in Colorado negotiate new school discipline policies to end the school to jail track. Latino and African American students march to district headquarters to protest high school closure. Young immigration rights activists persuade state legislators to pass a bill to make in-state tuition available to undocumented state residents. Students in an ESL class collect survey data revealing the prevalence of racism and xenophobia. Continue reading
In this interview, Dr. Gregory Squires, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University, explains community based research and what role URBAN plays in integrating this kind of research into mainstream academic venues.