SESP 351 Special Topics: Youth Education and Community Organizing
This course will introduce students to youth participatory action research, community-based design research, and research practice partnerships as approaches that bring research into critical praxis with communities. Students will examine how identity, power, and culture shape the research process and policies to (re)produce knowledge, engage ethical dimensions, and contribute to liberatory education.
This course engages the following central questions:
How do conceptualizations and ideologies of/around/about ‘youth’, shape educational research projects and policies?
What role do collective orientations in research play in addressing issues around education?
How do YPAR, CBDR, and RPP approaches to research contribute to current and future discourses around education?