Combining Youth Organizing and Youth Participatory Action Research to Strengthen Student Voice in Education Reform

by Tom Dolan, Brian D. Christens & Cynthia Lin — 2015

Community organizing efforts employ different types of research as they seek to address community issues. This chapter details the evolving use of research in a youth organizing effort in San Bernardino, CA that has addressed issues in schools, the educational system, and the broader community. We examine the youth organizers’ use of organizing research and youth participatory action research (YPAR) and the contributions of each form of research to the organizing effort.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 114. No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 117 Number 13, 2015, p. 153-170 ID Number: 18283, Date Accessed: 12/12/2017 12:57:37 PM

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